Florent wrote:I have not much books about this, it is more about the harbor that was closed preventing Russian ships to bring supply and the fortress wasn't besieged i think.
Actually i have more information about the military campaigns for Zorndorf etc...
There is a book in France published recently about Elysabeth 1st of Russia, i intend to buy it to have more information about this death-duel between Fred and her.
Fred called her "The Beast", but actually she was a great sovereign being the first in a civilized country to have abolished capital punishment and improved women conditions. Catherine was more despotic and have more to do with serfdom.
This book is certainly interesting.
This site shows Fürst Lubomirsky regiment also. Is it Polish?
Their commander surname looks Polish.
JacquesDeLalaing wrote:Indeed the role of Poland is not really tackled in any account of the Third Silesian War. Iit needs to be mentioned that Poland theoretically remained neutral during the Third Silesian War. It suffered a lot from the Prussia-induced coin-debasement and from armies (esp. Russian) marching through the country. As to how Poland could stay neutral even though it was ruled by the elector of Saxony, I don't know. Probably the king lacked power vis-a-vis the strong magnates and the szlachta, so that he could not gain support for his "personal"/dynastic struggles?
JacquesDeLalaing wrote:Other than that: Did Poland even have a standing army? I guess not?
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