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History of Friedrich II of Prussia, vol 15

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Author: Thomas Carlyle
Language: English
Wordcount: 74,051 / 225 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 42.2
LoC Category: D
Downloads: 703
mnybks.net#: 1544
Genre: History
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re, from the opposite quarter, risen a surprising counterpoise; had not there been a Prince Karl, with his 70,000, pressing victoriously over the Rhine; which stayed the French in these sacrilegious procedures. PRINCE KARL GETS ACROSS THE RHINE (20 JUNE-2 JULY, 1744). Prince Karl, some weeks ago, at Heilbronn, joined his Rhine Army, which had gathered thither from the Austrian side, through Baiern, and from the Hither-Austrian or Swabian Winter-quarters; with full intent to be across the Rhine, and home upon Elsass and the Compensation Countries, this Summer, under what difficulties soever. Karl, or, as some whisper, old Marshal Traun, who is nominally second in command, do make a glorious campaign of it, this Year;--and lift the Cause of Liberty, at one time, to the highest pitch it ever reached. Here, in brief terms, is Prince Karl's Operation on the Rhine, much admired by military men:-- "STOCKSTADT, JUNE 20th, 1744. Some thirty and odd miles north of Mannheim, the Rhine, befor

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