Eyewitness Accounts of the Thirty Years War 1618–48 by G. Mortimer

By G. Mortimer

The Thirty Years battle - the 1st nice pan-European warfare, and till the 20 th century the main negative - ravaged Germany, yet fable, propaganda and old controversy have obscured its real nature. one other standpoint is equipped by means of the non-public diaries, memoirs and chronicles of squaddies and voters who recorded their very own reports. battle on the person point is mentioned and defined utilizing those assets, that are widely quoted of their personal words.

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II. 134). At Magdeburg the wounded Hagendorf worried about his wife during her looting expedition: When I was bandaged up my wife went into the city, even though it was on fire everywhere, as she wanted to fetch a pillow for me to lie on and cloths for dressings, so I had the sick child lying by me too. Then the cry reached the camp that the houses were all collapsing on top of each other, so that many soldiers and women who were wanting to do a bit of looting were trapped inside them. As a result I was more worried about my wife, because of the sick child, than about my wounds.

9). Walther’s manuscript, which is dated 1674, is probably his final fair copy of a work drafted over a number of years, describing the history of the city from its origins, although much more space is devoted to near-contemporary times. In keeping with his historiographical approach 26 Eyewitness Accounts of the Thirty Years War Walther gives little personal information, but stylistic clues suggest that much of his account of the war years in Strasbourg is eyewitness, supplemented by research and the reports of others.

II. 134). At Magdeburg the wounded Hagendorf worried about his wife during her looting expedition: When I was bandaged up my wife went into the city, even though it was on fire everywhere, as she wanted to fetch a pillow for me to lie on and cloths for dressings, so I had the sick child lying by me too. Then the cry reached the camp that the houses were all collapsing on top of each other, so that many soldiers and women who were wanting to do a bit of looting were trapped inside them. As a result I was more worried about my wife, because of the sick child, than about my wounds.

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