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Paperback:1864 : the forgotten war that shaped modern Europe / translated by Annette Buk-Swienty.:2015 1864 : the forgotten war that shaped modern Europe / translated by Annette Buk-Swienty.
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Author: Buk-Swienty, Tom.
Publication year: 2015
Language: English
Media class: Paperback
Classification: 943.076
Publisher: London : Profile Books, 2015.
ISBN: 1781252769 9781781252765 (pbk): £8.99
Notes:
Translated from the Danish.
The Battle of Dybbl, 1864. Prussian troops lay siege to an outpost in the far south of Denmark. The conflict is over control of the Duchy of Schleswig, recently annexed by Denmark to the alarm of its largely German-speaking inhabitants. Danish troops make a valiant attempt to hold out but are overrun by the might of the Prussian onslaught. Of little strategic importance, the struggle for Schleswig foreshadowed the same forces that, 50 years later, would tear Europe apart. Prussia's victory would not only rejuvenate its nascent militarism, but help it claim leadership of the new German Empire. Told in rich detail through first-hand accounts, Tom Buk-Swienty's magisterial account of the Schleswig conflict tells the story of this pivotal war.
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