Excerpt: ...infantry, as they advanced, poured a storm of fire upon the Austrian line, aided by a battery of ten heavy guns that Prince Maurice, who commanded here, had planted on a rise. A clump of fir trees, held by Croats in advance of the Austrian line, was speedily cleared; and then the Prussians broke down the abattis that protected the enemy's front, charged furiously against the infantry, and drove these before them, capturing Nadasti's battery. In ten minutes after the beginning of the fight, the position of the ...
Excerpt: ...infantry, as they advanced, poured a storm of fire upon the Austrian line, aided by a battery of ten heavy guns that Prince Maurice, who commanded here, had planted on a rise. A clump of fir trees, held by Croats in advance of the Austrian line, was speedily cleared; and then the Prussians broke down the abattis that protected the enemy's front, charged furiously against the infantry, and drove these before them, capturing Nadasti's battery. In ten minutes after the beginning of the fight, the position of the Austrian left was already desperate. The whole Prussian army was concentrated against it and, being on its flank, crumpled the line up as it advanced. Prince Karl's aides-de-camp galloped at the top of their speed to bring Daun and the cavalry back again, and Austrian battalions from the centre were hurried down to aid Nadasti's, but were impeded by the retreating troops; and the confusion thickened, until it was brought to a climax by Ziethen's horse, which had been unable to act until now. But fir wood, quagmire, and abattis had all been passed by the Prussians, and they dashed into the mass, sabring and trampling down, and taking whole battalions prisoners. Prince Karl exerted himself to the utmost to check the Prussian advance. Batteries were brought up and advantageously posted at Leuthen, heavy bodies of infantry occupied the village and its church, and took post so as to present a front to the advancing tide. Another quarter of an hour and the battle might have been retrieved; but long before the dispositions were all effected, the Prussians were at hand. Nevertheless, by great diligence the Austrians had to some extent succeeded. Leuthen was the centre of the new position. Lucchesi was hastening up, while Nadasti swung backwards and tried, as he arrived, to form the left flank of the new position. All this was being done under a storm of shot from the whole of the Prussian artillery, which was so terrible that many battalions fell into...
Very Good. No Dust Jacket. This old book is clean, solid, and in great shape! This is a very handsomely bound book with red cloth covers and great illustration on the front cover and the spine-this is a thick book with all pages printed on sturdy paper stock. This is a hardcover book with 374 pages including many illustrations. The binding is strong with all pages firmly attached. The pages are clean with no writing, soiling, or tears. The covers are clean with some light edgewear. The book is in beautiful shape!
No date. Blackie. first edition. VG, missing front endpaper, colour decorated front cover & spine, corners bumped, edges rubbed. 7.5x5. 384pp. colour frontis, 4 b/w illus, 8 maps. A historical novel following the daring and hazardous adventures of the hero as he enters the service of Frederick the Great and rises to the rank of colonel.
Wal Paget. Fair. No Jacket. 12mo-over 6¾"-7¾" tall. First printing (same date on TP and CP with NAP). Red decorated cloth. All edges stained green. Black endpapers. The cloth has a tear on the spine The front board has a 2" closed break. The spine is slanted. Previous owner's bookplate is on the front pastedown. The first five leaves have creased tears. The binding is tight and the hinges are intact.
Illustrated By Wal Paget. Very Good. No Jacket. Pages crisp and clean except for very light toning in the margins; no owners' marks; binding modestly relaxed, but square and secure, the full red cloth cover showing inward turns at the corners, some rubbing and softening at corners and spine ends, mild darkening along the spine and a little rubbing along the spine sides, and some dimming and flaking of the gilt title and inked decoration at the spine (those on the front board remain bright). 374pp. + 32pp. publisher's catalogue; page block edges inked in green; 12 black and white illustrations.
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