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By the autumn of 1757 Frederick the Great was beset by enemies on all sides. The French had invaded the territory of his Anglo-Hanoverian allies, a Franco-Imperial army was threatening Saxony, an Austrian army 110,000-strong had marched into Silesia and even the ponderous Russians had moved against him. Then within a month Frederick transformed his fortunes. At Rossbach on 5th November he smashed the Franco-Imperial army in barely 90 minutes. Force-marching to Silesia he won perhaps his greatest victory exactly a month later, crushing the Austrian Army at Leuthen. The Emperor Napoleon considered Frederick’s lightning campaign ‘a masterpiece of manoeuvre and resolution’.


Origins of the Campaign * Chronology * Opposing Commanders * Opposing Armies * The Rossbach Campaign * The Battle of Leuthen * Aftermath * The Battlefields Today * Bibliography * Index

  • AUTHOR: Millar/Hook
  • FORMAT: 96pp Bw/col 246x198 Pb
  • Code: 12132

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