Kolín: 18.6.1757 - Krechor, Czech Republic
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N 50° 01.726 E 015° 07.310
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Quick Description: The book about Battle of Kolín
Location: Středočeský kraj, Czechia
Date Posted: 10/25/2021 9:08:11 AM
Waymark Code: WM156CD
Published By: Groundspeak Charter Member Bryan
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Long Description:
The Battle of Kolín on 18 June 1757 was one of the major battles of Seven Years' War in Europe.

The Seven Years' War (1756–1763) is widely considered to be the first global conflict in history, and was a struggle for world supremacy between Great Britain and France. In Europe, the conflict arose from issues left unresolved by the War of the Austrian Succession (1740–1748), with Prussia seeking greater dominance. Long-standing colonial rivalries pitting Britain against France and Spain in North America and the Caribbean islands were fought on a grand scale with consequential results. In Europe, the war broke out over territorial disputes between Prussia and Austria, which wanted to regain Silesia after it was captured by Prussia in the previous war. Britain, France and Spain fought both in Europe and overseas with land-based armies and naval forces, while Prussia sought territorial expansion in Europe and consolidation of its power.

The Battle of Kolín on 18 June 1757 saw 54,000 Austrians under Count von Daun defeat 34,000 Prussians under Frederick the Great during the Third Silesian War (Seven Years' War). Prussian attempts to turn the Austrian right flank turned into piecemeal frontal attacks and were defeated in five and a half hours of combat. The Prussians lost 13,700 men, the Austrians 8,100 or 9,300.

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The Battle of Kolín Memorial is located west of the village of Krechor.The memorial was made according to a design by Václav Weinzettel in 1898 on the occasion of the 50th anniversary of the accession of Emperor Franz Joseph I to the throne.

About the book
The book begins by discussing the events preceding the Battle of Kolín, where the armies of the Kingdom of Prussia and the Habsburg Monarchy clashed in the Seven Years' War. The battle itself is discussed and described in great detail. The book includes resumes of the main players, map appendices, and an overview of the uniforms, weapons, and tactics of the opponents.
ISBN Number: 8071851213

Author(s): Pavel Bělina

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