This book chronicles the final conflict over the now almost forgotten "Schleswig-Holstein Question", once a pivotal issue for the great powers of Europe. The campaign of Schleswig and Jutland was also the first of Otto von Bismarck's Wars of German Unification, which together created a united German Empire under Prussian leadership.
The detailed story of this, the last of the "Cabinet Wars", is told here for the first time in English, compiled from numerous published and unpublished sources, including many contemporary and first hand accounts, as well as official reports. This is an invaluable resource for any student of the mid 19th Century.
Key topics include: the historical background to the conflict, the political crisis of 1863, the intervention of the "German Parliament" and the build-up to war Full descriptions are provided of all military and naval forces involved.
The book includes comprehensive orders of battle for the various stages of the war, informative maps, many adapted from early sources, numerous illustrations and photographs .
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Having worked as a customs officer for many years, Michael Embree has subsequently worked in both the public and private sectors. He is married and lives in the United Kingdom.Review:
"a rare work in English on the short (272 days) Danish German War of 1864....an excellent look at the nature of warfare in Europe in the mid-century, the rise of Prussia and the foundations of twentieth century Europe." (NYMAS)
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Book Description Helion & Company, Solihull, 2006. Hardcover. Book Condition: Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Fine. 1st Edition.. Hardback. Useful reference. 473pp., ills., map, detailed appendices, bibliography, index. Near fine in near fine dw. Signed by author on plate and numbered 26 of 500. Author Signed and Numbered. Bookseller Inventory # 21492