THE WAR OF THE BAVARIAN SUCCESSION 1778-1779: Prussian Military Power in Decline?
The short War of the Bavarian Succession (1778-1779), the last war of Frederick the Great, is often considered as a first stage in the rapid decline of Prussia's forces. Offers 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' -- 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. Includes 35 b/w illustrations, 8 color illustrations, 8 pages of color plates, and 1 map.1 vol, 164 pgs 2023 UK, HELION AND COMPANY
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