Austrian Frontier Troops 1740–98 by David Hollins

By David Hollins

Austrias Balkan frontier – the disputed borderland among Europe and the Ottoman Turks – was once defended within the 18th century via a distinct association of hardy groups who have been granted farmland in go back for armed carrier. those Grenzers, masters of guerrilla battle, have been later integrated into Austrias typical forces, and earned a much wider recognition combating opposed to the military of Frederik the Great’s Prussia.

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