Frederick the Great’s Allies 1756–63 cover

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The Seven Years' War in Germany was characterised by an increasing use of 'light' troops in conjunction with regular infantry and cavalry as part of an ongoing evolution in military tactics. This book draws attention to these tactical developments and also provides an analysis of the allied army that fought alongside Frederick the Great in Germany. Composed of troops from the electorate of Hanover and contingents from Hessen-Kassel, Brunswick and Prussia, this force was funded by Britain and led by a Prussian officer, Prince Ferdinand of Brunswick. Later, British troops joined this army as it operated throughout western Germany, and together the allied army won a great victory at the famous battle of Minden in 1759.

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Published Feb 20 2013
Format Ebook (Epub & Mobi)
Edition 1st
Extent 48
ISBN 9781472801852
Imprint Osprey Publishing
Illustrations 52 b/w; 1 col
Series Men-at-Arms
Short code MAA 460
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing

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