Monday, 27 October 2014

Bismarck's First War

We're in Copenhagen for a few days and it's a really good place to visit. In keeping with the location, I've set out to research the rather obscure but very interesting war of 1864 between Denmark and Prussia, fought over the Schleswig Holstein question. This is a topical subject here at the moment, believe it or not?

I've got a vague memory of this from my A level History course at school but do know that it involved some exciting naval skirmishes and some pretty big battles on land, leading to the crushing defeat of the Danes. A former gaming friend of Danish ancestry was also very enthusiastic about the whole thing, so there's got to be something in it!


  1. It's an interesting subject. My stepdaughter studied in Denmark and sent me a link to this Danish TV series.

  2. I love the idea of doing this little-understood campaign. I'm definitely going to check that book out. (My wife has been lobbying hard for a visit to Copenhagen and you posts are helping her cause.)