An Account of Some of the Most Remarkable Events of the War Between the Prussians, Austrians, and Russians, from 1756 to 1763: And a Treatise on Several Branches of the Military Art, with Plans and Maps, Volume 2

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Восточная Пруссия: с.24-25, 46-65 и др.

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Page 173 - Every perfon, who has a knowledge of military operations, muft admire the greatnefs of this defign. It is one of thofe bold ftrokes which moderate generals never rife, and which none but great men are capable of executing.
Page 73 - In any fudden change of circumftances, no time is loft in long deliberations, or tedious applications to fuperior authority, nor is there any danger of the enemy's becoming acquainted with the plan of operations. — Every thing originates with the King — he is on the fpot-— h,is decifions are quick ; and none are intrufted but thofe in whom he can perfectly confide.
Page 72 - By this means he procured the great advantage of being able to keep the different armies and corps, into which he was obliged to divide his troops...
Page 72 - Pruffia did not think it advifable to make this army advance again into Pruffia, well knowing, that, by attempting to cover too great an extent of country, you in general weaken your line of defence, and thus leave the whole open.

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