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The Life of General de Zieten (Volume 2); Colonel of the Royal Prussian Regiment of Hussar-Lifeguards (Paperback) Loot Price: R402
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The Life of General de Zieten (Volume 2); Colonel of the Royal Prussian Regiment of Hussar-Lifeguards (Paperback): Louise...
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The Life of General de Zieten (Volume 2); Colonel of the Royal Prussian Regiment of Hussar-Lifeguards (Paperback)

Louise Johanne Leopoldine Blumenthal

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1803. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... and the positions already stated: his attitude clearly shewed that he meant eitHEr to attack, or he himself attacked, and that there could he no question of any retreat. The king sent for prince Maurice and the duke, and shewed them the position of the enemy. The latter stung with indignation at the wrongs he had suffered for some days past, observed that he had been apprized of it the night before; that he had himself seen the hostile columns occupy the field; but considered it useless to communicate it, as his majesty, he knew, still persisted in the idea that they belonged to the corps of Nadasty. The kings astonishment was extreme. In his writings he speaks of the appearance of marshal Daun as an event totally unlooked for. * This The king was desirous of marching the army to Schwoischitz, the environs of which were susceptible of defence; but scarcely had the troops began to move, when marshal Daun made his appearance, and began to form his lines near the above place. This movement on the part This would not have surprised him, had he taken advantage, four days earlier, of the duke's retreat and of the motives which justified it. We now come to the 18th of June, a day fatal to the Prussian arms; and whose issue depended on an unhappy concurrence of circumstances, which at the decisive moment, operated in their disfavour. Zieten headed the cavalry of the left wing, which was destined to hegin the attack. It consisted of one hundred squadrons, including a reserve of fifteen, commanded by colonel de Seidlitz. Marshal Daun judging from the movements of the Prussians that his right wing was menaced, ordered his heavy artillery to that quarter, part of the enemy, caused a necessary change in the disposition of the Prussians, and the army thereupon took a...

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Imprint: General Books LLC
Country of origin: United States
Release date: 2012
First published: 2012
Authors: Louise Johanne Leopoldine Blumenthal
Dimensions: 246 x 189 x 3mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 60
ISBN-13: 978-1-150-02108-4
Barcode: 9781150021084
Categories: Books
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LSN: 1-150-02108-X

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