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On a side note, Osprey's book on Fontenoy is actually very good.

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Pen & Sword writes:

Saxe against Cumberland in the War of the Austrian Succession

Fontenoy 1745

By James Falkner

Imprint: Pen and Sword Military
Pages: 208
ISBN: 9781526718419
Published: 9th May 2019
£15.99 GBP – was £19.99 GBP – You save £4.00 GBP (20%)

The Battle of Fontenoy marked a turning point in the War of the Austrian Succession, yet it has rarely been analyzed in depth and the Europe-wide conflict in which it played a part is little understood. James Falkner, in this perceptive and original account, puts the record straight by describing the fighting in graphic detail and setting it in the context of the sequence of wars that determined the shape of Europe during the 18th Century.

Great Britain with her Austrian and Dutch allies fought to ensure that Maria Theresa of Austria should be able to take the throne of the Holy Roman Empire. Ranged against her interests was the might of Louis XV's France, which strove to weaken Austria by promoting a Bavarian aspirant to the Imperial throne. On 11 May 1745 at Fontenoy in the Austrian Netherlands the two sides met in a ferocious day-long struggle that changed the course of the war.

James Falkner's narrative gives a fascinating insight into the Battle of Fontenoy itself and more widely into the nature of warfare in Europe 250 years ago.

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