Tuesday, 24 September 2019
Zweibruken in Command. The Reichsarmee in the campaign of 1758
their Reason to Revolution series, in the shape of an updated edition of 'Zweybrucken in Command, the Reichsarmée in the Campaign of 1758', by Neil Cogswell. I say updated as I think I've seen an
earlier edition/version of this book somewhere but of inferior production quality. This edition is however outstanding. Little is written in English about the campaigns of the Reichsarmee during the Seven Years War, and probably even less is understood about their role against Prussia and her Allies beyond being a bit of a liability and getting badly beaten at Rossbach. The book is a translation of contemporary correspondence and provides a wonderfully evocative insight of the Reichsarmée’s 1758 campaign. As one expects from Helion the book is lavishly illustrated with many contemporary black and white pictures, some useful maps and several pages of lovely colour illustrations. Two pages illustrate flags carried by various contingents of the Reichsarmee but the remainder are reproductions of some charming contemporary colour paintings depicting soldiers from different units. Overall a splendid new release from Helion.