With Frederick The Great: A Story of the Seven Years' War

G. A. HENTY (1832 - 1902)

Among the great wars of history there are few, if any, instances of so long and successfully sustained a struggle, against enormous odds, as that of the Seven Years' War, maintained by Prussia--then a small and comparatively insignificant kingdom--against Russia, Austria, and France simultaneously, who were aided also by the forces of most of the minor principalities of Germany. The population of Prussia was not more than five millions, while that of the Allies considerably exceeded a hundred millions. Prussia could put, with the greatest efforts, but a hundred and fifty thousand men into the field, and as these were exhausted she had but small reserves to draw upon; while the Allies could, with comparatively little difficulty, put five hundred thousand men into the field, and replenish them as there was occasion. That the struggle was successfully carried on, for seven years, was due chiefly to the military genius of the king; to his indomitable perseverance; and to a resolution that no disaster could shake, no situation, although apparently hopeless, appall. Something was due also, at the commencement of the war, to the splendid discipline of the Prussian army at that time; but as comparatively few of those who fought at Lobositz could have stood in the ranks at Torgau, the quickness of the Prussian people to acquire military discipline must have been great; and this was aided by the perfect confidence they felt in their king, and the enthusiasm with which he inspired them. ( Summary by G .A .Henty )

Genre(s): Action & Adventure Fiction, Historical Fiction, War & Military Fiction

Language: English

Section Chapter Reader Time
Play 00 Preface Gary Olman
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Play 01 King and Marshal Gary Olman
00:39:44
Play 02 Joining Gary Olman
00:36:07
Play 03 The Outbreak of War Gary Olman
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Play 04 Promotion Gary Olman
00:34:20
Play 05 Lobositz Gary Olman
00:37:07
Play 06 A Prisoner Gary Olman
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Play 07 Flight Gary Olman
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Play 08 Progue Gary Olman
00:39:33
Play 09 In Disguise Gary Olman
00:37:54
Play 10 Rossbach Gary Olman
00:39:40
Play 11 Leuthen Gary Olman
00:40:09
Play 12 Another Step Gary Olman
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Play 13 Hochkirch Gary Olman
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Play 14 Breaking Prison Gary Olman
00:35:11
Play 15 Escaped Gary Olman
00:36:41
Play 16 At Mindem Gary Olman
00:32:34
Play 17 Unexpected News Gary Olman
00:37:23
Play 18 Engaged Gary Olman
00:35:26
Play 19 Liegnitz Gary Olman
00:37:31
Play 20 Torgau Gary Olman
00:37:11
Play 21 Home Gary Olman
00:32:59