In a newly-released podcast, published by the Royal United Services Institute (RUSI), former RECS Voltaire Fellow Dr Adam Storring (now at King’s College London) discusses the military strategy of King Frederick II of Prussia in its wider political, social and cultural context.
Dr Storring discusses how Frederick’s war-making related to his interest in the Enlightenment, presents the place of the Prussian army within Prussian society, and explains how Frederick was influenced both by the classics and by the contemporary world of dynastic states. He discusses Frederick’s strategy of ‘short and lively’ wars, explains how it was substantially learnt from French examples, and sets out the cautionary lessons that it holds for modern strategy-makers.
The whole podcast is available to listen to here!
Adam Storring was a fellow of the Bühler-Bolstorff-Stiftung Berlin and the Stiftung Preußische Schlösser und Gärten Berlin-Brandenburg (SPSG) from October to December 2015, and returned to the SPSG as RECS Voltaire Fellow in December 2018. He is currently Visiting Research Fellow at King’s College London.
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Redakteurin: Jessica Korschanowski (2023, 8. September). Podcast on the Military Strategy of King Frederick II of Prussia. Research Center Sanssouci. Abgerufen am 24. Februar 2024, von https://doi.org/10.58079/tdn9