1864: The Forgotten War That Shaped Modern Europe (Paperback)

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Forlaget skriver: The Battle of Dybbøl, 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.

    • Sideantal
      400
    • Udgivelsesår
    • Udgave
    • Oplag
    • Forlag
      Profile Books
    • Originalsprog
      Ikke fastslået
    • Sprog
      Engelsk
    • Indbinding
      Paperback
    • ISBN/EAN
      9781781252765 / 9781781252765

Om forfatteren

Tom Buk-Swienty

Tom Buk-Swienty er forfatter, journalist og lektor ved Center for Journalistik på Syddansk Universitet. Hans seneste udgivelser er den anmelderroste "Slagtebænk Dybbøl" som udkom i 2008 og som indtil videre er solgt i over 25.000 eksemplarer. ...

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