By Ian Castle
This all-new quantity chronicles the occasions that climaxed at the box of Austerlitz in a single of the main well-known battles of the Napoleonic Wars (1799-1815). not just was once it the 1st crusade that Napoleon waged as Emperor of France, but additionally the 1st nice try out for his Grande Armée. The Emperor himself seemed it as his maximum victory and it definitely received him a mastery of Europe that will stay unbroken for nearly a decade. so much bills of the crusade have beforehand been established nearly solely on French resources, yet following large study within the Austrian data Ian citadel is now in a position to supply a much more balanced account of Austerlitz.
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Austerlitz 1805: The fate of empires (Campaign, Volume 101) by Ian Castle