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!