#OnThisDay 1769 Field Marshal Nicholas Taaffe, Graf von Taaffe died. Born in Ballymote, Sligo in 1685 he joined the Habsburg Army. Taaffe excelled in battle, being promoted to Major General &at 72 years old he helped defeat Frederick the Great at Kolin in 1757.
I'm David, I'm from Ireland. I am an avid fan of history. I have my B.A. in History, my M.A. in Military History and Strategic Studies,a Post Qualification Diploma in History and I've been teaching History for five years now.
I wanted to create a podcast that examines, in great detail, major Irish battles and battles allover the world in various wars that Irish people played a significant part in.
Hope you enjoy.
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