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Gunfreak Supporting Member of TMP19 Oct 2018 9:38 a.m. PST

During the seven years war, with emphasis on the war against British/Hanoverians in Germany.

Jcfrog Supporting Member of TMP19 Oct 2018 12:46 p.m. PST

Pajol. ( yes same family) can look for more but don't even dream of anything translated!
But some might be on google books,
Has several links, letters etc. A list of books that can be loaded on bnf ( fr natl. Library)
Obviously all in French.

dbf167619 Oct 2018 12:58 p.m. PST

If you read French, Pajol's multi-volume "Les Guerres spud Louis XV" is what you need.

dbf167619 Oct 2018 12:59 p.m. PST

I'm a little late!

Gunfreak Supporting Member of TMP19 Oct 2018 3:09 p.m. PST

So I'm bonned.

Jcfrog Supporting Member of TMP19 Oct 2018 11:45 p.m. PST

Not sure, but eboks sometimes can be loaded in text. So prompt or google translate will give you an idea.

crogge1757 Supporting Member of TMP20 Oct 2018 1:52 p.m. PST

If you read German – Walther Medieger, Herzog Ferdinand von Braunschweig-Lüneburg & die alliierte Armee im Siebenjährigen Krieg, publ. 2012. The most recent in depth coverage of this part of the war & among the best. Not so biased as it gives the French the credit they deserve. A very good read.

Gunfreak Supporting Member of TMP21 Oct 2018 11:55 a.m. PST

Don't read German either but closer than French.

Tricorne197124 Oct 2018 10:20 a.m. PST

Richard Waddington, La Guerre de Sept Ans 5 volumes 1907 is the finest history of the war. It is available on line or in paper reprint (hard copy of online version) by Elibron Classics. My poor French has allowed me to read it after I acquired an original set about 30 years ago. If any native French speakers out there want to collaborate on a decent translation, let me know.

Tricorne197124 Oct 2018 10:31 a.m. PST

The extensive correspondence between Broglie and other principals, particularly Xavier.

The memoirs of a captain of piquets Campagnes de J. de Mercoyrol de Beaulieu has many interesting points for both WAS and SYW. Nafziger has produced an adequate translation last spring.

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