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#frederickthegreat #friedrichdergro├če #prussia #sevenyearswar #OTD #Leuthen 1757 13:00 Now a loud call breaks the silence. ÔÇ×Vorw├Ąrts Marsch!ÔÇť No pity. Raise the flags of the king and the the regiments. Then silence is absolute over. At first the drums and then the fifes.
The sound of the lockstep. In oblique order, the right wing at first. Major-General Wedel takes the lead. The every next Regiment left of the first, 50 paces behind the other.
Meanwhile, Zieten and his cavalry, who pretended to attack the austrian centre, launches a feint attack. After seconds, they swing to the right and out of the austrian sight. In the centre and on the austrian right wing, they think, the battle is over and the prussian king
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#frederickthegreat #friedrichdergro├če #prussia #sevenyearswar 09:00 Artillery-units reach Parchwitz. ItÔÇśs cold and some snow falls in small and soft flakes. Only small fires are allowed. Some GrenadierÔÇśs melt water to get a hot drink. Salted meat and bread from the day before.
They are a bit excited. Their king has already awaken. Where he rides, you hear a ÔÇ×vivaÔÇť! Not loud, but they trust their king. When he is in the lead, there surely be a victory. Seydlitz is here. Famous cuirasses leader of Rossbach. And the 5th dragoons.
The heroes of Hohenfriedberg.
But there are rumours that they are outnumbered by the coalition. They will answer the Austrian and French arrogance with blood and iron, with fire and sabre. Most of the Prussians are no foreign mercenaries. They are sons of Prussia. Born under
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