The Armies Of Bismarck S Wars

Author: Bruce Basset-Powell
Editor: Casemate
ISBN: 1612002293
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The riveting story of the nineteenth-century rise of the Prussian army—a key factor in the unification of Germany—with maps and illustrations. On July 3, 1866, a Prussian force overwhelmed and defeated an Austrian army near the fortress city of Königgrätz in a bloody battle that lasted all day. At a stroke, the foremost power in Germany and central Europe had been reduced to a second rate player. The event caused anxiety and alarm in the capitals of the western world. How was an upstart country like Prussia able to upset the balance of power in Europe? Only sixteen years before, it had been put in its place by Austria with the treaty of Olmütz. Its performance as an Austrian ally had been less than stellar in the Second Schleswig War of 1864, despite its defeat of the Danes at Düppel. Yet within five years, a Prussian-led army would humble France and a Prussian king would be crowned emperor of a united Germany. The history of the world would be changed forever. This book tells the story of this army, chronicling its growth from the end of the Napoleonic Wars to the reforms of the 1860s, then offering a full account of the wars against Denmark in 1864 and Austria in 1866. The author shows how the confluence of three men’s lives—King William I, Helmuth von Moltke, and Otto von Bismarck—provided the essential ingredients that created this victorious army. The growth and influence of the General Staff is examined, along with the recruitment and training of officers and men. Powell fully describes the organization of the army and the fledgling navy, as well as the weapons with which they fought.
The Armies of Bismarck's Wars
Language: un
Pages: 398
Authors: Bruce Basset-Powell
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2013-07-19 - Publisher: Casemate

The riveting story of the nineteenth-century rise of the Prussian army—a key factor in the unification of Germany—with maps and illustrations. On July 3, 1866, a Prussian force overwhelmed and defeated an Austrian army near the fortress city of Königgrätz in a bloody battle that lasted all day. At a
Armies of Bismarck's Wars
Language: un
Pages: 398
Authors: Bruce Bassett Powell
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2013-07-19 - Publisher: Casemate

On July 3rd, 1866 a Prussian army overwhelmed and defeated an Austrian army near the fortress city of KšniggrŠtz in a bloody battle that lasted all day. At a stroke, the foremost power in Germany and central Europe had been reduced to a second rate player. The event caused anxiety
Coercive Diplomacy
Language: un
Pages: 24
Authors: U.s. Army War College
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2014-10-05 - Publisher: CreateSpace

Otto von Bismarck, Prussia's “Iron Chancellor,” was arguably the dominant political figure in Europe during the nineteenth century. With acute political moves, he adroitly manipulated opportunities to achieve European hegemony for Germany and, thus, considerably altered Europe's political scene and balance of power. As the principal architect of German unification,
Germany's Asia-Pacific Empire
Language: en
Pages: 292
Authors: Charles Stephenson
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2009 - Publisher:

An overview of Germany's naval and imperial activities in East Asia and the Pacific in the years leading up to the First World War.
Bismarck's First War
Language: un
Pages: 480
Authors: Michael Embree
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2007 - Publisher: Helion & Company Limited

This book chronicles the final conflict over the now almost forgotten "Schleswig-Holstein Question", once a pivotal issue for the great powers of Europe. The campaign of Schleswig and Jutland was also the first of Otto von Bismarck's Wars of German Unification, which together created a united German Empire under Prussian