1864: The forgotten war that shaped modern Europe (Paperback)
  • 1864: The forgotten war that shaped modern Europe (Paperback)
zoom

1864: The forgotten war that shaped modern Europe (Paperback)

(author), (translator)
£9.99
Paperback 400 Pages / Published: 02/04/2015
  • 5+ in stock

Available

  • This item has been added to your basket
Your local Waterstones may have stock of this item. Please check by using Click & Collect
The Battle of Dybbol, 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, fifty 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. 1864 shows how a minor regional conflict foreshadowed the course of diplomacy that led to the First World War and brutally presaged the industrialised future of warfare. But most of all, in its human detail, from touching letters between husbands and wives to heartbreaking individual stories of loss, 1864 is a gripping, epic human drama that shows the effect all wars have on the soldiers, on families and on the individual men and women who must live its realities.

Publisher: Profile Books Ltd
ISBN: 9781781252765
Number of pages: 400
Weight: 332 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 24 mm
Edition: Main


MEDIA REVIEWS
Tom Buk-Swienty tells a story packed with vivid incident and intriguing characters, and which crackles with narrative energy -- Christopher Silvester * Financial Times *
An irresistible read * Times *
Excellently written * Morning Star *

You may also be interested in...

Napoleon the Great
Added to basket
Military Blunders
Added to basket
£9.99
Paperback
Storm of Steel
Added to basket
£9.99
Paperback
Stalingrad
Added to basket
£10.99
Paperback
Dispatches
Added to basket
£9.99
Paperback
Dunkirk
Added to basket
£9.99
Paperback
Waterloo
Added to basket
£10.99
Paperback
Somme Mud
Added to basket
£10.99
Paperback
Empire of the Deep
Added to basket
£14.99
Paperback
The Battle of Britain
Added to basket
The Battle for the Falklands
Added to basket
The Military History Book
Added to basket
DK
£30.00
Hardback
The Wars Of The Roses
Added to basket
The Opium War
Added to basket
£12.99
Paperback
The English Civil War
Added to basket
Berlin
Added to basket
£10.99
Paperback

Please sign in to write a review

Your review has been submitted successfully.