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Frederick the Great’s Allies 1756–63 (Men-at-Arms, 460)

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Frederick the Great’s Allies 1756–63 (Men-at-Arms, 460)

Frederick the Great’s Allies 1756–63 (Men-at-Arms, 460) by Stuart Reid
English | September 21, 2010 | ISBN: 1849081778 | EPUB | 48 pages | 13.5 MB

This book describes and illustrates the organization and uniforms of the Allied contingents during the Seven Years' War (1756-1763). At the outbreak of the war King George II's dual role as King of England and Elector of Hanover led to Britain creating and funding an alliance with Frederick's Prussia. This colorful multi-national arm of British, Brunswick, Hanoverian, and Hessian troops, with other smaller contingents, played an essential part by guarding Prussia's western front against French armies, and in the process the British contingent won some remarkable victories, such as the redcoats' legendary attack at Minden and Granby's cavalry triumph at Warburg. This disparate group of soldiers is brought to vivid life by the illustrations of Gerry and Sam Embleton and by the unrivalled detail of Stuart Reid's analysis.