Frederick II defeats French and Imperial troops at Rossbach (41 words)

Historical Context Note

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At the Battle of Rossbach, Frederick II of Prussia defeats a joint force of French and Imperial troops.Through skilful use of his cavalry, he manages to defeat an army of approximately twice the size, by employing an element of surprise.

Editors. "Frederick II defeats French and Imperial troops at Rossbach". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 30 December 2011
[, accessed 29 April 2017.]

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