The War of the Bavarian Succession 1778-1779
Prussian Military Power in Decline?Series:
Imprint: Helion and Company
164 Pages, 7.1 x 9.8 in, 35 b/w illustrations, 8 color illustrations, 8pp color plates, 1 map
- July 2023
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However, this study takes a fresh view on this conflict. It gives a critical analysis of the strength and limitations of the Frederician war machine, before offering a narrative of this forgotten war, which, because of its lack of battles, was scoffed at by contemporaries as a ‘potato war’, as soldiers struggled more to find food than to fight the enemy. While the war definitely revealed weaknesses within the Prussian military system, it was not necessary for Frederick to win battles and campaigns as long as he was able to achieve his political goals.
This fresh study will change our view of Prussian military effectiveness in the late-eighteenth century.