Battle of Kunersdorf, 12 August 1759 (Poland)

Battle of the Seven Years War, fought about 12 miles west of modern Swiebodzin (Poland). A Russian army of 90,000 men was advancing on Dresden. Frederick of Prussia, with half as many troops, tried to mount attacks on both flanks of the Russian army, but his troops got lost in the Polish forests and were unable to coordinate their attack, leading to a crushing defeat. Frederick lost half of his army, most of his artillery, and within three weeks, Dresden.
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How to cite this article: Rickard, J. (29 October 2000), Battle of Kunersdorf, 12 August 1759, http://www.historyofwar.org/articles/battles_kunersdorf.html

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