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Seven Year's War

1-70580 a German Officer MANOEUVRES FOR A BATTALION OF INFANTRY 4.25x6, (32) color plates detailing the 'words ofmanoeuvres' for both battalion & brigade, this isa very nice reprint of a SCARCE work. 1 vol, 68 pgs 2001 CAMBRIDGE, KEN TROTMAN
NEW-card covers, facsimile 1767 ed ......$60.00

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1-71610 Anderson, Fred PEOPLE'S ARMY, A: Massachusetts Soldiers and Society in the Seven Years' War A People's Army documents the many distinctions between British regulars and Massachusetts provincial troops during the Seven Years' War. Originally published by UNC Press in 1984, the book was the first investigation of colonial military life to give equal attention to official records and to the diaries and other writings of the common soldier. The provincials' own accounts of their experiences in the campaign amplify statistical profiles that define the men, both as civilians and as soldiers. These writings reveal in intimate detail their misadventures, the drudgery of soldiering, the imminence of death, and the providential world view that helped reconcile them to their condition and to the war.

The author examines the military relationship between the British professional army & the militia type soldiers of the Bay Colony. Lots of first hand accounts, appendices, returns, biblio, and index. 1 vol, 292 pgs 1996 US, UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA PRESS
NEW-softcover, available late July 2013 ......$30.00

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2-71690 Anderson, Fred CRUCIBLE OF WAR:SYW and the Fate of Empire With the SYW decisively eliminated French powernorth of the Caribbean and in the process changedthe balance of power in No America, definitivework b/w maps/illust, chpt notes, biblio, index. 1 vol, 900 pgs 2000 NY, ALFRED A. KNOPF
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1-16110 Annotated and edited by Vincent W. Rospond FREDERICK THE GREAT'S INSTRUCTIONS TO HIS GENERALS At various times in his military career Frederick the Great seemed on the cusp of a major defeat, yet always to find ways to extricate himself a secure a victory for himself and his lands. Frederick has long been considered in the pantheon of military leaders for his strategic and tactical prowess. His instructions to his generals have long been considered a starting point to understand the military mind of this leader. We present an annotated and illustrated version of Frederick the Great's 1754 Instructions to his infantry and cavalry. Included in this volume are maps that provide a background to his battles, a biography of Frederick and some of his generals, and an explanation of 18th century warfare as well as illustrations of his troops. 1 vol, 320 pgs 2012 US, WINGED HUSSAR PUBLISHING
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1-18260 Biles, William S. drawings by Darrell Capshaw UNIFORMS OF THE SEVEN YEARS WAR:Volume #1 Prussia, England, Hanover, Hesse-Cassel, Brunswick. Uniform detail, Flags, Standards, organization for Infantry, Cavalry and Artillery. B/w line drawings biblio, index. 1 vol, 64 pgs 2003 US, OMM Publishing
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1-18270 Biles, William S. drawings by Darrell Capshaw UNIFORMS OF THE SEVEN YEARS WAR:Volume #2 France, Austria, Bavaria, Saxony and Wurttenberg. Uniform detail, Flags, Standards, organization for Infantry, Cavalry and Artillery. B/w line drawings, biblio, index. 1 vol, 51 pgs 2003 US, OMM Publishing
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1-18280 Biles, William S. drawings by Darrell Capshaw UNIFORMS OF THE SEVEN YEARS WAR:Volume #3 The Reicharmee (German States), Russia & Palatinate. Uniform detail, Flags, Standards, organization for Infantry, Cavalry and Artillery. B/w line drawings, biblio, index. 1 vol, 58 pgs 2003 US, OMM Publishing
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1-213811 Cogswell, Neil LOBOSITZ TO LEUTHEN: Horace St Paul and the Seven Years War, 1756-1757 In 1751, at the age of 22 and then a law student, Horace St Paul had, as he described it, 'a difference' with an older man over the favor of a lady. This 'difference' resulted in the death of the older man in an impromptu duel to which there were no witnesses. The investigating coroner directed that St Paul should stand trial for willful murder. With no confidence in the outcome, St Paul fled to France where such affairs of were looked on in a different light. He declined to return home to England to stand trial and was outlawed. St Paul was a handsome young man who was possessed of considerable social graces and received a liberal allowance from his father.

From France, he moved to Brussels, where he was accepted at the Court of Prince Charles of Lorraine, Governor-General of the Austrian Netherlands and brother-in-law of Maria Theresa, the Empress Queen. In 1756 Frederic II of Prussia invaded Saxony thereby precipitating a general war in Europe.

Prince Charles of Lorraine confidently expected to be appointed to the chief command of the Austrian army, once it was fully mobilized. The Prince thought sufficiently well of St Paul to offer him a post at his side as aide-de-camp and sent him to join Marshal Browne, then commanding in Bohemia, as a volunteer to learn something of soldiering. St Paul joined Marshal Browne shortly before the Austrain army advanced to attempt to relieve the Saxons, then besieged at Pirna. Having no regimental duties St Paul kept a journal of the day to day operations of the Austrians, thereby learning his new trade. He was present at the first major action of the war at Lobositz. The following year, now in the suite of Prince Charles of Lorraine, St Paul was present at the great battle outside Prague and was subsequently besieged in that city. He was also in a position to gather eyewitness accounts of other actions - notably that at Kolin - as he accompanied the victorious Austrian forces on their advance from Bohemia into Silesia while the King of Prussia was away seeking to prevent the armies of France and the Empire from re-conquering Saxony. Once in Silesia the Austrian army besieged and stormed the great fortress of Schweidnitz and then crushed the remains of the Prussian army ouside Breslau and captured that Capital city. Nike, the capricious Goddess of Victory, had crowned the triumphant Austrians. Nemesis, the Goddess of Retribution, had other ideas. One month after his stunning victory over the French and Empire forces at Rossbach, King Frederic of Prussia hurled his outnumbered and weary troops against the Austrians at Leuthen just outside Breslau.

The Journal of St Paul is a day by day account. He is not shy to write 'Nothing happened', also when the action is hottest he can be understandably brief. As a man learning his trade, he often records details of almost arcane significance. As his original editor George Grey Butler noted: 'This is not history, but it is the stuff from which history is written.' Accompanying the text are a detailed Gazeteer and Lists of Persons and Regiments indicated in the text as well as 232 plates of maps and plans on which the reader can follow the operations described. This is a landmark work in the history of the Seven Years War. A continuation of this Journal, describing the Campaigns from 1758 to 1760, is in preparation.
1 vol, 712 pgs 2018 UK, HELION AND COMPANY
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1-213812 Cogswell, Neil OLMUTZ TO TORGAU: Horace St Paul and the Campaigns of the Austrian Army in the Seven Years War 1758-60 Following the disastrous conclusion to the campaign of 1757, the Austrian Army regrouped in Bohemia. Meanwhile, the King of Prussia sought to complete his reconquest of Silesia before seizing the initiative and thrusting directly towards Vienna. In his path stood the town of Olmutz, which would prove to be a high-tide mark of the war.

Over the next three years, Austria and her allies inflicted a series of heavy defeats on the Prussians at Hochkirch, Kunersdorf, Dresden, Maxen, Landeshut, and Glatz. By the end of 1760 - with Berlin open to insult by Swedish, Austrian and especially Russian raiders - the King of Prussia was left with no other option than the desperate measure of attacking the Austrian Army in a renowned, strong defensive position on the heights of Suptitz (outside Torgau).

From the near-balletic formality of the battles and sieges of a prior age, the business of war changed during these campaigns. Many of the actions were designed with the objective of annihilation, and the critical moment of several battles came at night; the geometric precision of siege warfare gave way to the indiscriminate horrors of bombardment.

Throughout these campaigns, Horace St Paul - an English gentleman volunteer - continued to accompany Marshal Daun. He noted the day-to-day progress of the army and recorded the essential connective tissue which links the great events of these campaigns - often highlighting occasions where a general action was expected, but does not occur. In parallel, this volume includes accounts from the Prussian perspective - including that of Henri de Catt, to whom the King of Prussia confided his thoughts.

The text is accompanied by 242 plates of maps and statistical information, as well as a detailed gazetteer and lists of persons and regiments named. 1 vol, 712 pgs 2018 UK, HELION AND COMPANY
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2-16850 Corbett, Julian S ENGLAND IN THE SEVEN YEARS WAR: 1756-1763 Two-volume set covers England in the Seven Years War (1756-1763). The policy of England - that of Pitt - was to limit the commitment in terms of men; priority was given to the Royal Navy and an indirect form of colonial warfare allied with blockade was established. The naval intricacies, along with their political and land-based military corollaries, are illuminated as ever present simmering tensions between England and France, and the newly emergent Prussia and Austria, lead to a conflict that dragged many other nations into the strife.

The second volume carries the narrative on into 1760: an abortive counter-attack by French forces in Canada; further pressure in Germany thwarted by Frederick and his generals; and the catastrophic intervention of Spain into the war. 1 vol, 884 pgs 1992 UK, GREENHILL BOOKS
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1-207610 Cubbison, Douglas ALL CANADA IN THE HANDS OF THE BRITISH: General Jeffery Amherst and the 1760 Campaign to Conquer New France This tells full story of the successful sieges of Montreal that ended France's control of Canada, examines the three principal columns that General Jeffery Amherst's army comprised, only one of which was under his direct command, and also shows how well Brigadier General James Murray's use of what is today called population-centric counterinsurgency corresponded with Amherst's strategic oversight and victory.

In 1760, Amherst led the British campaign that captured Montreal and began the end of French colonial rule in North America. All Canada in the Hands of the British is a detailed account of Amherst's successful military strategy and soldiers' experiences on both sides.

Newly promoted general Jeffery Amherst took command of British forces in North America in 1759 and soon secured victories at Fort Duquesne, Louisbourg, Quebec, Fort Ticonderoga, and Niagara. In 1760 William Pitt, head of the British government, commanded Amherst to eliminate French rule in Canada. During the ensuing campaign, Amherst confronted French resurgence at Quebec and mounted sieges at Isle aux Noix and Fort Levis, both of which were made difficult by French strategic placements on nearby islands.

Using archival materials, archaeological evidence, and the first-hand accounts of junior provincial soldiers, Cubbison takes us from the eighteenth-century antagonisms between the British and French in the New World through the Seven Years' War, to the final siege and its historic significance for colonial Canada. In one of the most decisive victories of the Seven Years' War, Amherst was able, after a mere four weeks, to claim all of Canada.
1 vol, 304 pgs 2014 US, UNIVERSITY OF OKLAHOMA PRESS
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1-52510 Dodge, Edward J. RELIEF IS GREATLY WANTED:Fort William Henry Battle Uses material from the Loudon Papers, excerptsfrom Kilby's Journal, Eyre's Report & Monro-Webbcorrespondance, Rogers's Ranger muster roll, b/willust/maps. 1 vol, 210 pgs 1998 BOWIE, HERITAGE PRESS
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2-43920 Dorn, Gunter DIE SCHLACTEN FRIEDRICH DES GROSSEN Includes color plates, maps, contents, literature, tables, and battle overviews of the Prussian Army from 1741 to 1762. Illustrated cover, dust jacket, and cross-large format. Covers the battles of Frederick the Great -- leadership, history, battle scenes in color, structure of the Prussian and opposing forces, the Order de Bataille, and maps.

Summary of the most important and decisive battles of Frederick the Great and his army of Mollwitzstrasse 1741 to Burkersdorf 1762, to the camp of Bunzelwitz 1761 in multiple presentation: descriptions of the decisions, the course of the battles, historical plans, staff work, and OOBs on both sides.

These colored battle scenes of the famous uniform painter Gunther Dorn, convey its peppy, impressive drawings from every battle an immediate relive. Along with Joachim Engelmann's comprehensive texts, outlines and maps was a violent panorama of the Prussian fateful fight in two Silesian wars and the Seven years' war, as one never knew before. 1 vol, 176 pgs 1991 GERMANY, EDITION DORFLER
V.GOOD-dj, [German text] Only 1 copy available ......$48.00

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1-18470 Dorn, Gunter & Englemann, Joachim CAVALRY REGIMENTS OF FREDERICK THE GREAT:1756-1763 9.5x12.5, (2) color pages and text on the Hussar, Cuirassier and Dragoon regiments of Frederick's cavalry, index of regiments, biblio, maps. 1 vol, 160 pgs 1989 WEST CHESTER, SHIFFER PUB
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1-18480 Dorn, Gunter & Englemann, Joachim INFANTRY REGIMENTS OF FREDERICK THE GREAT:1756-63 9.5x12.5, color page and text on both the garrison and field regiments of Frederick, biblio, index. 1 vol, 160 pgs 1989 WEST CHESTER, SHIFFER PUB
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3-11900 Duffy, Christopher ARMY OF FREDERICK THE GREAT Classic, definitive study of Frederick's military machine. Includes List of Regiments, b/w drawings, illustrations, maps, bibliography, and index. 1 vol, 272 pgs 1996 CHICAGO, EMPEROR'S PRESS
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1-58802 Duffy, Christopher BY FORCE OF ARMS:Austrian Army in the SYW, The A complete study of the diversity of the Austrian National Army during the 1700's, illust, biblio. 1 vol, 256 pgs 2008 CHICAGO, EMPEROR'S PRESS
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1-72710 Duffy, Christopher PRUSSIA'S GLORY:Rossbach & Leuthen 1757 Detailed account by the today's foremost, he brings to life the defeat of the larger Austrian army by Frederick, illust/maps. 1 vol, 204 pgs 2003 CHICAGO, EMPERO'S PRESS
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2-78490 Dull, Jonathan FRENCH NAVY IN THE SEVEN YEAR'S WAR, THE Comprehensive work integrating diplomatic, naval,military and political history; fullest account ofthe French Navy's role from 1754-60 in No Americaand Europe 1756-63, b/w maps, biblio. 1 vol, 468 pgs 2007 US, UNIV OF NEBRASKA
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1-32300 Edwardes, Michael THE BATTLE OF PLASSEY 'British Battle Series', Clive's victory that won India for the British. B/w illust, biblio, index. 1 vol, 167 pgs 1963 NEW YORK,MACMILLAN COMP
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1-214180 Grant, John - edited by Earl Chapman A DANGEROUS SERVICE: A Soldier's View of the Seven Years' War in the Caribbean and North America The Black Watch's John Grant offers eyewitness accounts of military life during the French and Indian War provide fascinating and invaluable insights into the period. Includes the Highland soldier's emotions before and after combat, his will to fight, and, most of all, his perseverance in adversity.

We follow the young Scottish officer to the Caribbean, where he soldiered in the disease-ridden cane fields and swamps of Martinique and Guadeloupe, and later at the siege of Havana, and to North America, where he served at Staten Island, New York and on the Hudson River route to Ticonderoga and points north. He worked on building forts at Oswego and Crown Point and was part of the movement of armies and supplies through the wilderness possible.

With General Jeffery Amherst's force, he survived shooting the treacherous rapids of the St. Lawrence River to capture Montreal in 1760, completing the British conquest of New France. Includes black and white illustrations, maps, notes, appendices, and index. 1 vol, 320 pgs 2017 CANADA, ROBIN BRASS STUDIO
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2-67500 Luvaas, Jay editor and translator FREDERICK THE GREAT ON THE ART OF WAR Frederick the Great (1712-1786), King of Prussia, initiated the Seven Years' War in 1756; outfought the formidable French, Russian, and Austrian armies aligned against him; and established Prussia as a major power, thereby decisively influencing the next two centuries of European history. He was also a brilliant military thinker whose observations arose from extensive battlefield experience.

This volume presents a balanced selection from Frederick's writings on strategy, tactics, and mobility; the problems of logistics and a two-front war; the combined use of infantry, cavalry, and artillery; the history of the Prussian army; the critical battles of the Seven Years' War; generalship as an art; and much more. A majority of this material is translated here for the first time in English and available nowhere else. The result is an invaluable glimpse into the inner thoughts of a military genius. 1 vol, 391 pgs 1999 US, DA CAPO PRESS
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1-936143 Mitchell, James editor SYW ASSOCIATION JOURNAL VOL X1V No 2 Life & Times of Graf von Seckendorf; Wargamimg theFrench Infantry Detachments; British Artillerists. 1 vol, 88 pgs 2007 CROWN POINT, SYW ASSOCIAT
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1-24670 Pengel, R, & Hurt, G.R. RUSSIAN CAVALRY AND FLAGS OF THE SEVEN YEARS WAR 8x12, packed with b/w line drawings of Uniforms, Equipment, Standards etc. 1 vol, 42 pgs 2003 US, OMM Publishing
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1-24680 Pengel, R, & Hurt, G.R. RUSSIAN INFANTRY AND FLAGS OF THE SEVEN YEARS WAR 8x12, packed with b/w line drawings of Uniforms, Equipment, Standards etc. 1 vol, 40 pgs 2003 US, OMM Publishing
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1-26830 Pengel, R. FRENCH REGIMENTS ETRANGERES, SYW UNIFORMS & FLAGS 8x12, packed with b/w line drawings of Uniforms,Equipment, Standards etc, 1740-1762, Swiss & Irish 1 vol, 46 pgs 2003 US, OMM Publishing
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1-18100 Pengel, R. & Hurt, G.R. PRUSSIAN INFANTRY UNIFORMS 8x12, packed with b/w line drawings of Uniforms, Equipment, Standards etc. 1 vol, 62 pgs 2003 US, OMM Publishing
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1-18110 Pengel, R. & Hurt, G.R. AUSTRO-HUNGARIAN HUSSARS, ARTILLERY & SUPPORT 8x12, packed with b/w line drawings of Uniforms, Equipment, Standards etc for 1740-1762. 1 vol, 36 pgs 2003 US, OMM Publishing
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1-18120 Pengel, R. & Hurt, G.R. AUSTRIAN DRAGOONS & CUIRASSIERS 8x12, packed with b/w line drawings of Uniforms,Equipment, Standards etc. 1 vol, 44 pgs 2003 US, OMM Publishing
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1-18130 Pengel, R. & Hurt, G.R. AUSTRO-HUNGARIAN INFANTRY 1740-1762 8x12, packed with b/w line drawings of Uniforms,Equipment, Standards etc. 1 vol, 64 pgs 2003 US, OMM Publishing
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1-18140 Pengel, R. & Hurt, G.R. BAVARIA, SAXONY & PALATINATE 8x12, packed with b/w line drawings of Uniforms,Equipment, Flags etc. 1 vol, 104 pgs 2003 US, OMM Publishing
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1-18150 Pengel, R. & Hurt, G.R. FRENCH INFANTRY REGIMENTS, 1740-1762 8x12, packed with b/w line drawings of Uniforms,Equipment, Standards etc. 1 vol, 86 pgs 2003 US, OMM Publishing
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1-18160 Pengel, R. & Hurt, G.R. MAISON DU ROI, CAVALRY & INFANTRY:FLAGS, UNIFORMS 8x12, packed with b/w line drawings of Uniforms,Equipment, Standards etc for 1740-1762 1 vol, 48 pgs 2003 US, OMM Publishing
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1-18170 Pengel, R. & Hurt, G.R. FRENCH TROUPES LEGERES, 1740-63 8x12, packed with b/w line drawings of Uniforms,Equipment, Standards etc for 1740-1762 1 vol, 42 pgs 2003 US, OMM Publishing
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1-18180 Pengel, R. & Hurt, G.R. GERMAN STATES SUPPLEMENT 8x12, packed with b/w line drawings of Uniforms, Equipment, Standards of Brunswick-Luneburg(Hanover), Brunswick-Wolfenbuttel, Hessen Cassel and Schaumburg Lippe. 1 vol, 94 pgs 2003 US, OMM Publishing
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1-18200 Pengel, R. & Hurt, G.R. PRUSSIAN CAVALRY, DRAGOONS & CURASSIERS 8x12, packed with b/w line drawings of Uniforms,Equipment, Standards etc. 1 vol, 44 pgs 2003 US, OMM Publishing
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1-18210 Pengel, R. & Hurt, G.R. PRUSSIAN FLAGS OF THE SEVEN YEARS WARS 8x12, packed with b/w line drawings. 1 vol, 24 pgs 2003 US, OMM Publishing
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1-18220 Pengel, R. & Hurt, G.R. PRUSSIAN REGULAR, IRREGULAR & PROVINCIAL HUSSARS 8x12, packed with b/w line drawings of Uniforms,Equipment, Standards etc. 1 vol, 44 pgs 2003 US, OMM Publishing
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1-18230 Pengel, R. & Hurt, G.R. SWEDISH ARMY IN POMERANIA, 1757-1763 8x12, packed with b/w line drawings of Uniforms,Equipment, Standards etc. 1 vol, 48 pgs 2003 US, OMM Publishing
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1-18240 Pengel, R. & Hurt, G.R. SWEDEN & GERMAN STATES, CAVALRY 8x12, packed with b/w line drawings of Uniforms,Equipment, Standards etc. 1 vol, 36 pgs 2003 US, OMM Publishing
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1-18250 Pengel, R. & Hurt, G.R. SWEDEN & GERMAN STATES, INFANTRY AND CANNON 8x12, packed with b/w line drawings of Uniforms,Equipment, Standards etc. 1 vol, 78 pgs 2003 US, OMM Publishing
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1-33880 Pengel, R. & Hurt, G.R. REICHSARMEE, THE:ORGANIZATION, FLAGS & UNIFORMS 8x12, packed with b/w line drawings of Uniforms, Equipment, Flags etc. 1 vol, 78 pgs 2003 US, OMM Publishing
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1-37460 Pengel, R. & Hurt, G.R. FRENCH CAVALRY & DRAGOONS:UNIFORMS & FLAGS 1740-62 8x12, packed with b/w line drawings of Uniforms, Equipment, Standards etc. 1 vol, 85 pgs 2003 US, OMM Publishing
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2-16110 Phillips, General Thomas (Translator) FREDERICK THE GREAT'S INSTRUCTIONS TO HIS GENERALS Covers all aspects of warfare during the era of Frederick the Great and his ideas on how to conduct operations. Includes b/w illustrations and maps. 1 vol, 79 pgs 1990 ESSEX, PARTIZAN PRESS
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1-88560 Reid, Stuart illust by Bob Marion TO THE ENDS OF THE EARTH European Armies in the French-Indian Wars and the War for India, plate, uniform schematics. 1 vol, 88 pgs 2008 UK, PARTIZAN PRESS
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1-44043 Saperson, C.A. and Lenton J.R. NAVY LISTS, V3:1756-1762 The Seven Years War Lists of all the combatants, action reports, o/b's 1 vol, 40 pgs 2003 HOPEWELL, OMM PUBLISHING
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1-203390 Showalter, Dennis FREDERICK THE GREAT: A Military History Frederick the Great is one of history's most important leaders. Famed for his military successes and domestic reforms, his campaigns were a watershed in the history of Europe - securing Prussia's place as a continental power and inaugurating a new pattern of total war that was to endure until 1918.

However, much myth surrounds this enigmatic man - his personality and his role as politician, warrior and king. Showalter's cleverly written book provides a refreshing, multidimensional depiction of Frederick the Great and an objective, detailed reappraisal of his military, political, and social achievements.

Early chapters set the scene with an excellent summary of 18th century Europe - The Age of Reason; an analysis of the character, composition and operating procedures of the Prussian army; and explore Frederick's personality as a young man. Later chapters examine his stunning victories at Rossbach and Leuthen, his defeats at Prague and Kolin and Prussia's emergence as a key European power. 1 vol, 372 pgs 2012 UK, FRONTLINE BOOKS
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1-201640 Smelser, Marshall THE CAMPAIGN FOR THE SUGAR ISLANDS, 1759: A Study of Amphibious Warfare In the Seven Years' War, France's Sugar Islands, Guadeloupe, and Martinique, were stakes as important as the Dominion of Canada. This book sketches the background strategy that led William Pitt to send an expedition to capture them, but it is chiefly of the campaign itself. 1 vol, 224 pgs 2012 US, UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA
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1-210781 Smith, Digby THE SEVEN YEARS WAR - A NEW HISTORY: VOLUME 1 POWER AND POLITICS (1755-1757) New, detailed history of the Seven Years' War by the celebrated military historian Digby Smith.
Fully illustrated, including 51 maps and 38 orders of battle.

This first volume covers global events to the Battle of Rossbach. But there is one major purpose to this new history. The events of the Seven Years' War are confusing in themselves, but the effects of time and World Wars have been to make following the course of action impossible with the volume of name changes across Europe. For the first time, Digby cuts through the confusions to provide an effective gazetteer of place names to make the understanding of campaigns possible. 1 vol, 300 pgs 2016 CAMBRIDGE, KEN TROTMAN
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1-210782 Smith, Digby THE SEVEN YEARS WAR - A NEW HISTORY 2: YEARS OF MIRACLES (1758-1759) This much awaited second of three volumes in particular deals with the events of 1759 with great victories by British forces over their French opponents. It also of course covers the European theater from the Siege of Schweidnitz to the clash at Maxen. Includes 78 maps, 26 other illustrations, and 83 orders of battle. 1 vol, 296 pgs 2017 CAMBRIDGE, KEN TROTMAN
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1-194940 Summerfield, Stephen AUSTRIAN SEVEN YEARS WAR INFANTRY AND ENGINEERS: Uniforms, Organization, and Equipment Following our huge success with the Seven Years' War wargaming books from Charles Grant, we thought it best to turn our attention to the uniforms. Having reproduced a few of the Brauer plates we wanted something more comprehensive. Fortunately Stephen Summerfield has come up with the answer and here we proudly announce the first volume in a new series: a regiment by regiment study of the Austrian army in the Seven Years War, complete with uniform details and service history. The work includes the Grenz and Jager regiments as well as engineers. The illustrations come not only from re-worked Brauers but also the Albertini plates, Knotel plates and others. This is the ESSENTIAL reference, an absolute must for all Seven Years War enthusiasts. And before you ask - yes, the companion cavalry volume is being prepared at them moment and we expect to be ready early this year, illustrated throughout in color. 1 vol, 210 pgs 2011 CAMBRIDGE, KEN TROTMAN
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2-196850 Summerfield, Stephen SAXON ARMY OF THE AUSTRIAN WAR OF SUCCESSION AND THE SEVEN YEARS WAR Includes 250+ either new or improved illustrations plus different flags with their units.

Continuing this highly praised series on the uniforms of the Seven Years War, Stephen has come up with the definitive study of the Saxon army -- of particular interest as it fought on both sides, as it were. Bits and pieces of information exist in various books and uniform plates, but this is the first attempt to put all the information together, regiment by regiment -- infantry, cavalry, artillery and staff: uniforms, equipment, flags, and organization. 1 vol, 216 pgs 2018 CAMBRIDGE, KEN TROTMAN
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1-208270 Summerfield, Stephen HANOVERIAN ARMY OF THE SEVEN YEARS WAR: Uniforms, Organisation and Equipment Illustrated in color throughout and Stephen's latest superb uniform book.

This volume explores the uniforms, organization and equipment of the Hanoverian Army during the reign of George II (1727-60) to the end of the Seven Years War in 1763 under George III (1760-1820). In addition it covers the Saxe-Gotha Infantry Regiment, the Schaumburg-Lippe contingent and the various light troops in Anglo-Hanoverian pay. The massive amount of illustration comes from contemporary sources as well as Brauer, Knotel, and Schirmer. But the real joy are Stephen's meticulously reconstructed flags and standards. This will become the essential work for years to come. 1 vol, 256 pgs 2015 CAMBRIDGE, KEN TROTMAN
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1-88210 Szabo, Franz SEVEN YEARS WAR IN EUROPE, THE:1756-1763 This ground breaking new work, based on a thorough re-reading of primary sources, the author did not win the SYW but merely survived. The SYW drove all participants to near collapse. Biblio, index.

Table of Contents
Preface
Introduction
1. Frederick's Failed Gamble: August 1756-October 1757
2. The Resurgence of Prussia: September 1757-June 1758
3. The Balance Restored: June 1758-November 1758
4. The Predator Cornered: December 1758-December 1759
5. The Elusive Peace: July 1759-May 1761
6. The Defeat of Prussia: February 1761-January 1762
7. Unexpected Denouement: January 1762-February 1763

1 vol, 536 pgs 2008 UK, PEARSON LONGMAN PUBS
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2-88210 Szabo, Franz SEVEN YEARS WAR IN EUROPE, THE: 1756-1763 This ground breaking work, based on a thorough re-reading of primary sources, discusses how no country won the Seven Years War, but merely survived. The war drove all participants to near collapse. Includes bibliography and index.

* Frederick's Failed Gamble: August 1756-October 1757
* The Resurgence of Prussia: September 1757-June 1758
* The Balance Restored: June 1758-November 1758
* The Predator Cornered: December 1758-December 1759
* The Elusive Peace: July 1759-May 1761
* The Defeat of Prussia: February 1761-January 1762
* Unexpected Denouement: January 1762-February 1763 1 vol, 536 pgs 2008 UK, PEARSON LONGMAN PUBS
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1-193200 Tracy, Nicholas Battle of Quiberon Bay, 1759: Hawke and the Defeat of the French Invasion Revered naval theorist, Alfred Thayer Mahan, thought the Battle of Quiberon Bay (20 Nov 1759) was as significant as Nelson's victory in 1805, calling it 'the Trafalgar of this war (the Seven Years War).' Arguably it was even more vital. Britain in 1759 was much less well-defended, with virtually no regular troops at home, and the threat of French invasion was both more realistic and more imminent.

When the British fleet under Admiral Hawke fell upon them, the French ships of the line under Admiral Conflans were actually on their way to rendezvous with the invasion troopships gathered at the mouth of the Loire. Yet the battle and the admiral remain relatively obscure -- there is no Quiberon Square or Hawke's column. The battle itself was fought in terrible weather, the French attempting to exploit their local knowledge by heading for Quiberon Bay, assuming the British would not follow them among its treacherous shoals in such conditions. Hawke, however, pursued them under full sail and the French ships were destroyed, captured, run aground or scattered for the loss of only two British ships which ran aground. The invasion was thwarted. Professor Nicholas Tracy studies the battle and its strategic consequences, particularly upon the war for North America.

8 pages plates, 7 maps. 1 vol, 256 pgs 2010 UK, PEN & SWORD BOOKS
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1-28430 Whitworth, Rex editor GUNNER AT LARGE: Diary of James Wood R.A. 1746-1765 James Wood was one of the first cadets trained at Woolrich. He served in Flanders and spent nearly ten years in India, and this diary contains daily entries interspersed with narrative from the editor. Maps, b/w illust, index. 1 vol, 152 pgs 1988 LONDON, LEO COOPER
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1-84261 Woods, James ARMIES & UNIFORMS OF THE SYW:Britain, Prussia (12) color pages of uniforms, b/w illust/drawings, tables of uniform details, flags etc, covers the Britain, Prussia and German Allies. 1 vol, 96 pgs 2013 UK, PARTIZAN PRESS
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1-84263 Woods, James ARMIES & UNIFORMS OF THE SYW:Coalition Forces Austria, Sweden & Russia, twelve color pages of Uniforms, b/w illust. drawings, tables of uniform details, flags etc. 1 vol, 96 pgs 2013 UK, PARTIZAN PRESS
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