The forgotten war that shaped modern Europe The Battle of Dybbol Prussian troops lay siege to an outpost in the far south of Denmark The conflict is over control of the Duchy of Schleswig recently annexed by Denmark to the alarm of its l

  • Title: 1864: The forgotten war that shaped modern Europe
  • Author: Tom Buk-Swienty Annette Buk-Swienty
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  • Page: 410
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  • The Battle of Dybbol, 1864 Prussian troops lay siege to an outpost in the far south of Denmark The conflict is over control of the Duchy of Schleswig, recently annexed by Denmark to the alarm of its largely German speaking inhabitants Danish troops make a valiant attempt to hold out but are overrun by the might of the Prussian onslaught Of little strategic importance,The Battle of Dybbol, 1864 Prussian troops lay siege to an outpost in the far south of Denmark The conflict is over control of the Duchy of Schleswig, recently annexed by Denmark to the alarm of its largely German speaking inhabitants Danish troops make a valiant attempt to hold out but are overrun by the might of the Prussian onslaught Of little strategic importance, the struggle for Schleswig foreshadowed the same forces that, fifty years later, would tear Europe apart Prussia s victory would not only rejuvenate its nascent militarism, but help it claim leadership of the new German Empire Told in rich detail through first hand accounts, Tom Buk Swienty s magisterial account of the Schleswig conflict tells the story of this pivotal war 1864 shows how a minor regional conflict foreshadowed the course of diplomacy that led to the First World War and brutally presaged the industrialised future of warfare But most of all, in its human detail, from touching letters between husbands and wives to heartbreaking individual stories of loss, 1864 is a gripping, epic human drama that shows the effect all wars have on the soldiers, on families and on the individual men and women who must live its realities.

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    1. The TV series provides a dramatisation of the events of the Second Schleswig War. The book is a very detailed history which delves into European politics, the start of the Red Cross, medical practices of the time as well as the actual battles.It is the telling of a classical butterfly effect - the mental problems of the Danish PM causes the war which causes Germany to form which causesThe author uses a lot of diaries and letters from soldiers and officers from both sides. It is obvious the poor [...]

    2. I had never heard of the Danish-Prussian war until I came across this book in the library. This centres around the 1864 Battle of Dybbol and is drawn from eyewitness accounts and letters of the soldiers and their families. In some ways, it's beautiful because you get to hear the true story from the people who were there. It's also brutal and chilling in the way that war is. I'm no looking forward to seeing the tv show that is based on this history book.

    3. Fantastisk god og detaljeret historietime. Desværre kunne jeg bare ikke vænne mig til de forskellige stemmer, som oplæseren udstyrede personerne i bogen med og det trækker ned i min bedømmelse af oplevelsen af bogen.

    4. I really wanted to like this book more than I did. I've always been interested in the Dano-Prussian War, also known as the Second Schleswig War. In 1864, Prussia and Austria went to war against Denmark over control of the duchies of Schleswig and Holstein. The war led to Denmark losing the duchies and made Otto von Bismark's career, giving him the political clout invade France in 1870 and then unifying Germany.So it's an important war, and this book is a popular-level but detailed look at the po [...]

    5. I think you really had to see the TV series to be drawn to this. It is a great addition to the drama because it provides the historical and military details that add much more depth

    6. Great book about the war in 1864 war in Denmark. It gives a nive perspective and an overview of what and why things happened. It is written as a kind of story which makes it very easy to keep up with.

    7. I know little about Denmark. I have passed through Copenhagen airport on a number of occasions. I have tried to understand its geography but that gives me a headache. I'm aware that the Brits bombarded Copenhagen during the Napoleonic wars. I'm vaguely aware of Schleswig-Holstein as lying at the Danish-German border, but that's about it. And as for the Schleswig-Holstein Wars ! I downloaded 1864 on the basis of some good reviews but, because of my ignorance of this history, put off reading what [...]

    8. 1864 - and whilst blood ran in rivers across the United States, a now largely forgotten war took place in north-west Europe. Pitching little Denmark against the then Great Powers of Prussia and Austria, and usually referred to as The Second Schleswig War, it is also sometimes known as The First War of German Unification. It is that which provides the basis for the claim made on the book's cover.This is one of those war histories that tries to tell the story from the perspective of the ordinary s [...]

    9. 'The catalyst that set in motion the string of events leading to the war of 1864 was the signing into law of the November Constitution of 1863.' states the author Tom Buk-Swienty. The issue was two duchies of Schleswig and Holstein. They had been under the rule of the Danish king, but had not been subject to the Danish constitution which made policy-making difficult. The new constitution stipulated the incorporation of Schleswig into the kingdom, subjecting it to the Danish constitution, and the [...]

    10. Slagtebænk Dybbøl, som de danske soldater selv kaldte slagmarken de skulle forsvare den 18. april 1864, handler selvfølgelig om selve det blodige slag mellem Danmark og de to tyske stormagter Prøjsen og Østrig, hvor de kæmper om storhertugdømmerne Slesvig, Holsten og Lauenborg, men også om starten på Røde Kors, den uduelighed der herskede blandt de danske politikere og om forgangne slag - der giver en dyrbar forståelse for dette tabte slag. Tom Buk-Swienty har skrevet en dokumentarisk [...]

    11. I bought this book because it inspired the Danish tv series 1864, which after reading this book turns out to have been surprisingly accurate (though admittedly noone in the actual Danish army was able to do Jedi mind tricks or cure TB by punching a hole in a chest). Essentially this book is a detailed account of the decisive Battle of Dybbol during the 2nd Schleswig war between Denmark & the combined forces of the German Confederation. It's a borderline exhaustive account of the battle & [...]

    12. This is a period of history that I, like most English people, have never studied and have no idea about. I found it really interesting to look at a unknown period.The first third of the book is very confused, as it jumps in right at the day before the climactic battle. However it then goes back to cover the war from reasons to conclusions. It does assume a bit of knowledge already - it was originally written for a Danish audience of course so that does make sense.The translation is solid; a coup [...]

    13. This appears to be written in the tradition of modern, popular histories, with the introduction of characters and their letters. However, it all falls apart a bit quickly as our carefully introduced characters get killed or located in the wrong places. Not the author's fault I guess. The other niggle is that my edition has a number of relatively easy-to-spot errors (okay 1964 for 1864 is a gimme, but there others) and this takes away from the perceived veracity of the work. It's possible that th [...]

    14. Nu har jeg været med til slaget om Dybbøl. Og det er bogens rigtige fortjeneste, at den tager dig med, svævende over vandende, ned i skyttegraven og bag beslutningstagerenes borde. Imponerende research og dækket helt ind fra alle kanter. Til tider springer den meget, nævner mange navne og gentager sig selv meget - med folk der får revet kæber af og dør alle steder. Det må også have været svært at skære fra efter al læsningen, men det havde i mine øjne klædt bogen med en mindre sl [...]

    15. This visceral account of a little known conflict is everything you could want from a non-fiction historical book, retelling the events through the letters and diaries of those who took part.Although the author is Danish there is no bias in the writing, drawing from both Danish and Prussian sources, as well as foreign volunteers, war correspondents and Red Cross observers.I would recommend this book to anyone interested in the warfare and politics of the 19th Century and beyond into the early 20t [...]

    16. Who needs fiction when history can be told in such a spellbinding, fast paced way? I read this and the follow up over my summer holidays, weather was just great for sitting in the garden re-visiting the war that completely changed Denmark's history and outlook. It is better than most fiction thrillers, I loved the way it is constructed, I appreciate the way old letters and diaries get "a voice" to counter the official version we all were taught at school. Excellent stuff and I have already lined [...]

    17. I think the interest level of this historical book was very very varied. Some chapters had me totally captured, while others bore me to enough to skip them. At the end it was very emotional and I accentually didn't want to read the last 50 pages before going to bed because it was so grim. And there were passages I skipped because they were to graphic. Some chapters had a great deal of interesting historical materials - such as heart crossing letters from and to the soldiers. Other chapters - lik [...]

    18. A very interesting read regarding the gruesome war between Prussia and Denmark. The descriptions were very graphic. The only downside was I felt the structure of the book was unusual and in some areas of the book the English translation was a bit strange. It was interesting to read a subject that I've no knowledge about even though I had to Google the place names to get an idea of where places were.

    19. Watched the series on bbc2 and loved it. Knew nothing about this conflict even though I am a history graduate. I only knew about the Franco-Prussian war of the 1870s. Can't wait to delve into this book.

    20. Den virker velresearchede og dokumenteret, men jeg synes jeg mangle Nogle detaljer ,der ikke så meget teknisk mht til Våben etc. Hvis der er skrevet 3000 bøger mm om krigen synes jeg godt man kunne gå lidt dybere ned, det virker nogle gange meget overfladisk. Ud over det, spændene læsning

    21. Norwegian version (360 pages). Reminds me a bit of "Poltava" from Peter Englund. A battles detailed description from both the german and the dansih point-of-view. Interesting for some people, but I can understand that some readers would find it too bloody.

    22. A subject I had only really ever learned about in school, but this book shows the whole struggle in sympathetic and unbiased detail. An excellent read.

    23. Interesting topic, and the author manages to avoid being dry but with the big drawback that this book is very poorly structured. Would not recommend.

    24. Hvis man kender den ældre litteratur om emnet, så er denne bog bare et opkog, og derfor smager den også som en genopvarmet middag.

    25. Jeg kan godt lide den. Den er velskrevet og researchet grundigt. Der kunne måske være lidt flere illustrationer men ellers nyder jeg den. Og jeg bryder mig normalt ikke om noget med krig

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