OLMUTZ TO TORGAU: HORACE ST PAUL AND THE CAMPAIGNS OF THE AUSTRIAN ARMY IN THE SEVEN YEARS WAR 1758-60

COGSWELL (N.)

C042

£37.50

704pp., 242v maps & plans, 2illus. 2018. Olmutz 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 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.