THE WILD GOOSE AND THE EAGLE: A LIFE OF MARSHAL VON BROWNE 1705-1757
220pp., 4 plates, 21 maps. 2019. Browne rose in the Army of the Empress Maria Theresa. In 1746, he could take the greater part of the credit for driving the French and Spanish forces from Italy, and in the next year he carried the war onto French soil by a celebrated invasion of Provence. Following an interval of peacetime, though far from uneventful, administration in the Imperial provinces, Browne checked and outwitted Frederick of Prussia in the first campaign of the Seven Years War.