1866 Königgrätz—Bismarck Molds Germany
Lecture no. 30 from the course: The Decisive Battles of World History
Taught by Professor Gregory S. Aldrete | 30 min | Categories: The Great Courses Plus Online History Courses
The historic engagement at Königgrätz brought a united Germany into being. Assess the opposing Prussian and Austrian forces, and track the Prussian initiative to capture the German-speaking states allied with Austria. Follow the unfolding battle blow by blow, and grasp how easily Prussia’s crushing victory could have ended as a disastrous defeat.