Fontenoy 1745

Cumberland's bloody defeat

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Fontenoy 1745

Cumberland's bloody defeat

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A disputed succession to the Austrian throne led to general war between the leading powers of Europe in 1740, with France, Spain and Prussia on one side, and Britain, Hapsburg Austria and the Dutch Republic on the other. While fighting occurred across the globe, the bloodiest battles were fought on the European continent, with none more costly than the battle of Fontenoy in 1745.

Fearing an encirclement of France by a resurgent Hapsburg-controlled Austria, the French commander Marshall Saxe planned to overrun the Austrian Netherlands, thereby dealing a decisive blow against their enemy's ability to wage war. Saxe's army, the cream of the French military, invaded and set up a defensive position at Fontenoy, near Tournai--daring his enemies to knock him off his perch. This title, beautifully illustrated with full color plates, is an in-depth study of the British Duke of Cumberland's attempt to assault Saxe's position. It focuses on the inability of allied leaders to coordinate their attacks and how Cumberland came within a whisker of achieving a major victory.

Product details

Published May 23 2017
Format Paperback
Edition 1st
Extent 96
ISBN 9781472816252
Imprint Osprey Publishing
Dimensions 248 x 184 mm
Series Campaign
Short code CAM 307
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing

About the contributors

Author

Michael McNally

Michael McNally was born in London in 1964. An exp…

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Seán Ó’Brógáin

Seán Ó’Brógáin lives and works in Donegal, I…

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