17.6.04

Troops put down insurgents

I want to know more about the revolution of 1848 and Fürst Alfred zu Windischgrätz.

2 Comments:

At 8:09 PM, Blogger George said...

I found this in Edward Crankshaw's "The Fall of the House of Hapsburg":
"This straight-backed, honest soldier was at one time regarded as the type of brutal tyrant, but he was no more a tyrant than the Duke of Wellington. Putting down revolutionaries he took in his stride: it was his job."

I'm not a fan of Crankshaw-- his position is that the main fault of the Hapsburg Empire was that it fell, and that is the fault of the Hungarian, and, to a lesser extent, Slav nationalists. But that's probably a fair assessment of how Windischgraetz saw himself.

 
At 10:32 AM, Blogger Douglas said...

I wonder who was it that said, "I second the Fürst?"

 

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