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#OTD #Frederickthegreat #friedrichdergrosse #preussen #prussia On the 3rd of December the king ordered his generals to him. His speech was the famous Parchwitz address. „[…]Against all rules of the art of war, I will attack an enemy, who is nearly three times superior in
his numbers, who is entrenched on the higher ground. We have to dare this step or all is lost. We have to beat the enemy or we are buried before his batteries. In this situation, in which I am, it’s about victory or death!
If we underlie, all is lost. Think gentlemen, that we will fight in this enterprise for our honor, for the continuance of our home, for our women and children. Those of you, who think like I do, can be assured, that in case of your death, I will take care of your wives and
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