Armies of the Seven Years War: Commanders, Equipment, Uniforms and Strategies of the 'First World War'

Armies of the Seven Years War: Commanders, Equipment, Uniforms and Strategies of the 'First World War'

By: Digby Smith (author)Hardback

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Drawn from many international sources, most not seen before in English-language publications, Armies of the Seven Years War is the definitive reference work for students, readers and enthusiasts of the period. It details the senior commanders, uniforms, weapons, equipment, artillery, strategy, tactics and combat involvement (military and naval) of the forces that fought for survival and world supremacy from 1756 to 1763. States covered include Austria, Bavaria, Britain, Brunswick, Denmark, Hanover, Hessen-Darmstadt, Hessen-Kassel, Holland, France, the Palatinate, Portugal, Prussia, Russia, Spain, Sweden, Wurttemberg and the minor contingents of the Holy Roman Empire. Coverage of the intricacies of the uniforms, colours and standards is on an unprecedented scale, many details of which are previously unpublished. The tactics of the 'horse and musket' era are examined, as is Frederick the Great's abilities as a war leader who led his armies against the rest of Europe. With over 150 illustrations and maps and drawn from wide-ranging research, Armies of the Seven Years War is an invaluable resource.

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About Author

DIGBY SMITH was born in Aldershot in 1935. At the age of 16 he joined the British Army and was commissioned in 1961. He studied at the Federal German Armed Forces Command and Staff College in Hamburg, resigning from the service in 1979. He is well known to students of the Napoleonic era as Otto von Pivka, his pen name for over twenty years. Among his major works are Armies of the Napoleonic Era, Navies of the Napoleonic Era, Armies of the Middle East, The Greenhill Napoleonic Wars Data Book, Napoleon's Regiments, 1813 Leipzig and Borodino. He lives in Norfolk.

Product Details

  • publication date: 01/06/2012
  • ISBN13: 9780752459233
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 320
  • ID: 9780752459233
  • weight: 320
  • ISBN10: 0752459236

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