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Radetzky’s Marches: The Campaigns of 1848 and 1849 in Upper Italy (2011 Ex Library Hardback)


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Good reading condition used Ex-Library 2011
First Limited Signed Edition Hardback with
intact Dust Jacket (No. 417 of 500).

Published by Helion & Company Ltd, Solihul.
Author: Michael Embree.
ISBN: 9781906033248.
Approx dims: 240mm h x 170mm w x 46mm d.

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Radetzky’s Marches: The Campaigns of 1848 and 1849 in Upper Italy

Condition and Description:

Good reading condition used Ex-Library 2011 First Limited Signed Edition
Hardback with intact Dust Jacket (No. 417 of 500).

Published by Helion & Company Ltd, Solihull, West Midlands, UK.
Author: Michael Embree.
ISBN: 9781906033248.
Approx dims: 240mm h x 170mm w x 46mm d.

Intact clean glossy condition dust jacket with slight creasing to edges and signs of handling. Intact DJ spine with slight creasing to top and bottom. Dust Jacket over good condition black cloth boards with tear to back board cover. 470 clean, slightly off white pages of English text with 38 b&w illustrations within text, plus 14 colour plates, 21 b&w battle maps within text, plus 10 colour battle maps. Appendix. No inscriptions. First blank inside page has been removed by previous owner. Library stickers have been removed from inside front and back leaves by previous owner. Manchester Library withdrawn stamp to inside title page. No other Library stamps or marks. Some slight creasing to some inside pages. This Ex-library copy is number 417 of a limited 500 printing with author signature to sticky label on inside front title page. Page ends slightly tanned. Image shown is actual book for sale.

Synopsis of Radetzky’s Marches: The Campaigns of 1848 and 1849 in Upper Italy:

In the Spring of 1848, revolution threatened to sweep away the old order throughout Europe. In the Austrian-occupied north of Italy, newly nurtured nationalism, further fuelled by economic issues, prompted open revolt in Lombardy and Venetia. The Austrian army in Italy, commanded by 82 year old Field Marshal Radetzky, soon saw itself under further threat from the Kingdom of Sardinia-Piedmont, that of Naples, and the Papal States, as well as thousands of volunteers, all determined to rid Italy of the occupier.

Seemingly under attack from all sides, the Austrian Army was forced to concentrate in the famous ‘Quadrilateral’, formed by the fortress cities of Peschiera, Mantua, Legnago, and Verona, losing deserters by the thousand, to prepare for the war to follow, a war that would continue into the following year.

This volume narrates the remarkable tale of how one old general quite possibly saved an empire. With iron will, the great personal affection of his men, and some luck, Radetzky maintained his army, and finally defeated his opponents. Such was the impact of the 1848 campaign, that Johann Strauss the Elder wrote the “Radetzky March”, in the Field Marshal’s honour!

The comprehensive story of the revolts and the subsequent military campaigns is recounted here, taken from many and varied sources, including a considerable number of contemporary and first-hand accounts, as well official reports from all sides.

Continuing Helion’s successful series of 19th Century European campaign studies, this book will be produced in a limited-edition hardback printing of 500 copies (all individually numbered and signed by the author). “Radetzky’s Marches” is profusely illustrated in both colour and black-and-white, and is accompanied by maps (some colour), charts, diagrams and extensive orders-of-battle.