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loss of 50,000 men, eighteen thousand of whom were prisoners. But it was Frederick's destiny to be ever surrounded with difficulties. from the immense numerical advantages of his enemies and the ill success of the Lieutenants to whom his subordinate armies were entrusted. During his operations in the South, the Russians had made alarming progress in the Northeast. The feeble Russian forces who opposed them were well nigh swallowed up. Frederick led the flower of his army from Olmutz, in Moravia; crossed all Silesia and Prussia, encountered the sturdy Russians at Zorndorf, and defeated them with a loss of 1 ,000--a victory dearly bought, with the loss of 10,000 of his own best soldiers.--During the King's absence, Prince Henry, who had been left with sixteen thousand men to keep atin in check, was nearly overwhelmed — the Austrians numbering fifty thousand men, under their able commander. Frederick flew back to his support. They took post at Hohenkerdrah; the post was unfavorable