Lützen 1632

Climax of the Thirty Years War

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Lützen 1632

Climax of the Thirty Years War

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The Thirty Years War, a religious conflict between Catholics and Protestants, raged across Europe between 1618 and 1648, devastating huge areas of Germany. By 1632 the Protestant powers were in a desperate situation until King Gustavus Adolphus II of Sweden, 'the Lion of the North', came to their rescue. This book describes how, having smashed one of the two main Catholic armies, he faced the other at Lützen near Leipzig in November 1632. In a nightmare battle fought in thick fog, his Swedish troops locked horns with the Imperial army. It was a bloody clash, in which Gustavus himself demonstrated true courage at the head of his cavalry - and one for which he would pay the ultimate price.

Table of Contents

Introduction/The German Crusade/The Opposing Commanders/The Opposing Armies/The Campaign/Battle Arrays/The Battle: 16 November/Casualties/Aftermath and Conclusions/ Who Won?/Fahnenflucht Trials/The Battlefield Today/Chronology/Index

Product details

Published Feb 25 2001
Format Paperback
Edition 1st
Extent 96
ISBN 9781855325524
Imprint Osprey Publishing
Illustrations 69 b/w; 22 col
Dimensions 248 x 184 mm
Series Campaign
Short code CAM 68
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing

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