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Author Buk-Swienty, Tom, 1966- author.

Title 1864 : the forgotten war that shaped modern Europe.

Publication Info. London : Profile Books, 2015.


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Description 1 online resource (444 pages)
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Contents Copyright Page; Dedication; Contents; Dramatis personae; A note to the reader; Preface; Introduction: The veteran; Part One: The Day Before; 1. Sunday, 17 April 1864; 2. The chosen one; 3. The battle plan; 4. The butcher's block; 5. The ironclad warship; 6. The war correspondent; 7. The ailing general; 8. The Red Cross delegate; 9. On the front; 10. The last letter; 11. The changing of the guards; 12. The doomed; Part Two: The Road to Dybbøl; 13. Les jeux sont faits; 14. The Baltic powder keg; 15. The Iron Chancellor; 16. The king is dead; 17. Thyra's Fortress; 18. The first days.
19. The funeral procession20. Sankelmark; 21. The scapegoat; Part Three: The Siege; 22. Bloodshed; 23. The bombardment; 24. Seven long days; 25. Night; 26. 18 April 1864; 27. The left flank; 28. Counter-attack; 29. Burning bridges; 30. The dead; 31. The dying; 32. The prisoners; 33. Berlin; 34. The ghost ship; Epilogue: The groundswell after the storm; Chronology of the war; Acknowledgements; A note on quotation; Sources; Index.
Summary 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.
Language Translated from the Danish.
Subject Schleswig-Holstein War (1864) (OCoLC)fst01106826
Schleswig-Holstein War, 1864.
Schleswig-Holstein War, 1864 -- Campaigns -- Denmark -- Dybbol Region.
Dybbøl (Denmark) -- History.
HISTORY -- Europe -- Western.
Military campaigns. (OCoLC)fst01710190
Denmark -- Dybbøl. (OCoLC)fst01252800
Denmark -- Dybbøl Region. (OCoLC)fst01343463
Chronological Term 1864
Genre/Form History. (OCoLC)fst01411628
Added Author Buk-Swienty, Annette.
Added Title Slagtebænk Dybbøl. English
Other Form: Print version: Buk-Swienty, Tom. Slagtebænk Dybbøl. English. 1864. London : Profile Books, ©2015 9781781252765
ISBN 9781782830771 (electronic bk.)
1782830774 (electronic bk.)
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