Zorndorf 1758

Frederick faces Holy Mother Russia

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Zorndorf 1758

Frederick faces Holy Mother Russia

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Osprey's study of one of the bloodiest conflicts of the Seven Years' War (1756-1763). In January 1758 Count Wilhelm Fermor marched into East Prussia at the head of 45,000 Russians. Frederick the Great was dismissive of the Russian army and failed to take the threat seriously. With the Russians laying siege to the fortress of Cüstrin, Frederick crossed the River Oder and cut their supply lines. On 25 August the two armies met at Zorndorf. This book details the bitter day-long battle in which the Russian infantry refused to buckle. Casualties were horrific, the Russians losing almost half their army. Frederick had managed to stave off the Russian threat but his opinion of their army had changed dramatically.

Table of Contents

Origins of the Campaign/Chronology/Opposing Commanders/Opposing Armies/The campaign to Zorndorf/Orders of Battle – Zorndorf/The Battle of Zorndorf/Aftermath/The Battlefields Today/Bibliography/Index

Product details

Published Jun 20 2003
Format Paperback
Edition 1st
Extent 96
ISBN 9781841766966
Imprint Osprey Publishing
Illustrations 68 b/w; 27 col
Dimensions 248 x 184 mm
Series Campaign
Short code CAM 125
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing

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