Kolin 1757

Frederick the Great’s First Defeat

Kolin 1757 cover

Kolin 1757

Frederick the Great’s First Defeat

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In May of 1757 Frederick the Great invaded Bohemia, smashed an Austrian army outside Prague and bottled it up in the city. The Empress Maria Theresa despatched Marshal Daun with 60,000 men to save the Empire's second city. Frederick had won a string of victories over the Austrians and was convinced his men would always triumph. Although outnumbered he attacked, but the Austrians were waiting. His army was defeated and forced to withdraw. As his veterans commented, 'they were not the same old Austrians at all'. Simon Millar shows how Frederick's overconfidence proved his undoing at Kolin.

Table of Contents

Origins of the Campaign/Chronology/Opposing Commanders/Opposing Armies/Opposing Plans/The Battle/Aftermath/Bibliography/Index

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Published 25 Oct 2001
Format Paperback
Edition 1st
Extent 96
ISBN 9781841762975
Imprint Osprey Publishing
Illustrations 48 b/w; 57 col
Dimensions 248 x 184 mm
Series Campaign
Short code CAM 91
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing

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Adam Hook

Adam Hook studied graphic design, and began his wo…

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