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    1809 Thunder on the Danube: Fall of Vienna and the Battle of Aspern v. 2: Napoleon's Defeat of the Habsburgs (Hardback) By (author) John H. Gill

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    DescriptionIn the second volume of this epic work, John H. Gill traces Napoleon's progress as he sought to complete his victory over the Habsburgs. The war had erupted on April 10th with Austria's invasion of Germany and Italy. After just two weeks, Napoleon had battered the Habsburg Archduke Charles in a series of bruising defeats. This volume begins with a Napoleon astride the Danube at Regensburg. He faced a critical strategic choice - whether to pursue the injured Austrian main army into Bohemia or march directly for Vienna, the seat of Habsburg power. After electing to target Vienna, his troops defeated the Austrians in the brutal Battle of Ebelsberg, allowing him to enter the city on May 13th. But meanwhile, on the far side of the Danube, he suffered a dramatic loss at the gruelling, two-day Battle of Aspern. While his Danube forces recovered from this setback, the Emperor cleared trouble from his strategic flanks.Gill describes in vivid detail the hopeful Habsburg invasion of Italy, led by the 27-year-old Archduke Johann, and the fierce French counter-offensive under Napoleon's stepson, Eugene de Beauharnais (also aged 27). In a series of encounters across Italy, de Beauharnais rebounded from initial defeat to advance triumphantly into Austrian territory, shattering and scattering Johann's army. In the wake of Aspern, while the Austrians vacillated, Napoleon gathered every man, horse and gun around Vienna, setting the stage for the gigantic spectacle of the Battle of Wagram, the final chapter in the story of the 1809 war.


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    Title
    1809 Thunder on the Danube: Fall of Vienna and the Battle of Aspern v. 2
    Subtitle
    Napoleon's Defeat of the Habsburgs
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) John H. Gill
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 512
    Width: 141 mm
    Height: 222 mm
    Thickness: 39 mm
    Weight: 735 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781848325104
    ISBN 10: 184832510X
    Classifications

    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC subject category V2: HBLL
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.4
    BIC subject category V2: JWLF
    BIC E4L: WAR
    BIC subject category V2: HBJD
    BIC time period qualifier V2: 3JH
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1DFA
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 15590
    BIC subject category V2: HBWH
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/ERLY18
    B&T General Subject: 431
    Ingram Subject Code: HM
    BISAC V2.8: HIS037060
    LC subject heading:
    BIC subject category V2: 3JH, 1DFA
    LC subject heading: ,
    BISAC region code: 1.2.2.0.0.0.0
    BISAC V2.8: HIS027000
    DC22: 940.27420943
    LC subject heading: ,
    DC22: 940.274209436
    LC classification: DC234 .G545 2008
    Thema V1.0: NHD, NHWR, NHWF, JWLF
    Illustrations note
    16 pages of plates
    Publisher
    Pen & Sword Books Ltd
    Imprint name
    FRONTLINE BOOKS
    Publication date
    01 April 2009
    Publication City/Country
    Barnsley