The Battle of Rossbach 1757

New Perspectives on the Battle and Campaign

On 5 November 1757, in the vicinity of the small Saxon village of Rossbach, Frederick the Great and his army achieved a spectacular victory over an enemy composed of French and Imperial troops. 22,000 Prussian soldiers drove an army twice their size from the field of battle. Neither before or after would the Prussian king achieve such a decisive vi
Date Published :
May 2020
Publisher :
Helion and Company
Editor :
Alexander Querengässer
Language:
English
Series :
From Reason to Revolution
Illustration :
c 40 color & b/w ills & maps
Format Available    QuantityPrice
Hardback
ISBN : 9781912866700
Pages : 208
Dimensions : 9.75 X 6.75 inches
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Overview
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On 5 November 1757, in the vicinity of the small Saxon village of Rossbach, Frederick the Great and his army achieved a spectacular victory over an enemy composed of French and Imperial troops. 22,000 Prussian soldiers drove an army twice their size from the field of battle. Neither before or after would the Prussian king achieve such a decisive victory at so little cost to his own forces. Following the battle the French did not actively participate in any further campaigns against Prussia, whilst the Reichsarmee’s reputation was permanently damaged. In contrast Frederick’s generalship assumed a new lustre after the difficulties he had experienced during the summer campaign in Bohemia.

The present volume brings together essays by well-known authors who examine the battle from differing perspectives. These include analyses of the three armies involved, and discussion of the course of the battle, its effects on the surrounding civilian population, and forms of remembrance. The volume is illustrated with a number of attractive images and maps.

About The Author
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Alexander Querengässer studied history and archaeology at the University of Leipzig and later read for his PhD at the University of Potsdam with a work about the Saxon Army in the Great Northern War. He now works as a freelance historian and has published a number of books, dealing with military history from late medieval time to the 20th century. He also is the editor of the series “BeiträgezurGeschichte des Militärs in Sachsen”.

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