Synopses & Reviews
This book traces the development of the dominance of the Austrian Hapsburgs in Eastern Europe as they established themselves as eventual rulers of Austria, Hungary, Bohemia, Moravia, and Silesia. The latter was the setting for severe fighting as the Austro-Hungarian army tried and failed to resist Prussian attempts to seize the region. The Seven Years War (1756-1763) pitted Frederick the Great of Prussia against Maria Theresa of Austro-Hungary as each struggled for control of their respective empires and dominance of the continent. The organization, uniforms and equipment of the army are all examined and illustrated.
About the Author
Lieutenant-Colonel Albert Seaton (Retd.) is the author of many books on 19th century military history and he is an expert on modern Russian history. His other titles for Osprey in the Men-at-Arms series include MAA 4 The Army of the German Empire 1870-88 and MAA 16 Frederick the Greats Army.