Austerlitz 1805 The Fate of Empires by Ian Castle

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 used to be it the 1st crusade that Napoleon waged as Emperor of France, but additionally the 1st nice try for his Grande Armée. The Emperor himself looked it as his maximum victory and it unquestionably received him a mastery of Europe that will stay unbroken for nearly a decade. such a lot bills of the crusade have previously been established virtually completely on French assets, yet following wide learn within the Austrian files Ian fort is now capable of supply a much more balanced account of Austerlitz.

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