1757 - Prussian invasion of Bohemia

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The campaign lasted from April to June 1757

Description of Events

This article rapidly becoming quite large has been split into four distinct articles:

  1. Context and preparations (January 1 to April 17, 1757) describing the general context of the campaign, winter operations and the preparations of Austria and Prussia for the incoming conflict
  2. Prussian invasion of Bohemia till the Battle of Prague (April 17 to May 6, 1757) describing the advance of the Prussian columns into Bohemia and their manoeuvres around Prague
  3. Siege of Prague till the Battle of Kolin (May 7 to June 18, 1757) describing the siege of Prague, the Austrian relief attempt and the Battle of Kolin
  4. Retreat (June 19 to June 29, 1757) describing the retreat of the Prussian armies


This article incorporates texts from the following books which are now in the public domain:

  • Anonymous: A Complete History of the Present War, from its Commencement in 1756, to the End of the Campaign, 1760, London, 1761, pp. 205-216
  • Archenholz, J. W.: The History of the Seven Years War in Germany, translated by F. A. Catty, Francfort, 1843, pp. 32-64, 88-89
  • Carlyle T.: History of Friedrich II of Prussia, vol. 18
  • Grosser Generalstab Kriegsgeschichtliche Abteilung II: Die Kriege Friedrichs des Grossen, Part 3 Der siebenjährige Krieg 1756-1763
    • Vol. 1 Pirna und Lobositz, Berlin, 1901, p. 127
    • Vol. 2 Prag, Berlin, 1901, pp. 4-120, App. 3
  • Tempelhoff, Fr.: History of the Seven Years' War Vol. I pp. 18-120, as translated by Colin Lindsay, Cadell, London, 1793
  • Vanicek, Fr.: Specialgeschichte der Militärgrenze aus Originalquellen und Quellenwerken geschöpft, Vol. II, Vienna: Kaiserlich-Königlichen Hof- und Staatsdruckerei, 1875, pp. 409-426

Other sources:

Pajol, Charles P. V.: Les Guerres sous Louis XV, vol. IV, Paris, 1891, pp. 40-42

Skala, Harald: Rückzug des preussischen Heeres nach der Schlacht bei Kolin 1757, der Fall von Gabel und Zittau

Skala, Harald: Österreichische Militärgeschichte