The Austro-Prussian War: Austria's War with Prussia and Italy in 1866

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Cambridge University Press, Sep 13, 1997 - History - 313 pages
Geoffrey Wawro recounts the story of this crucial European war, from its diplomatic origins to its pivotal battles. This is the first history of the Austro-Prussian War in more than thirty years, and the first ever to be based upon extensive research in the political and military archives of Austria, France, Germany, Italy, and England. Wawro has reconstructed the Austrian campaign, blow-by-blow, hour-by-hour. He divulges the secrets of Prussian military success, as well as the dismal, sometimes lurid reasons for Austria's military collapse and Italy's near collapse. The book is most notable for the light it sheds on the Habsburg war effort.
 

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The Habsburg Empire was a congerie of different peoples, and often suffered for it. Sadly, much the same must be said for this book. The topic is without doubt fascinating: How the Prussians and ... Read full review

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Contents

Strategy and tactics in 1866
6
Origins of the AustroPrussian War
36
War plans and mobilization
50
Italy declares war
82
Custoza
100
Podol Vysokov and Trautenau
124
Münchengrätz Burkersdorf and Skalice
156
Jicin and Benedeks flight to Königgrätz
181
Königgrätz Benedeks stand in the Bystrice pocket
208
Königgrätz Moltkes envelopment
238
Aftermath The peace and Europe 18661914
274
Bibliography
297
Index
309
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