Battle Story: Austerlitz 1805

Battle Story: Austerlitz 1805

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In August 1805, Napoleon abandoned his plans for the invasion of Britain and diverted his army to the Danube valley to confront Austrian and Russian forces in a bid for control of central Europe. The campaign culminated with the Battle of Austerlitz, regarded by many as Napoleon's greatest triumph, whose far-reaching effects paved the way for French hegemony on the Continent for the next decade. To understand what happened and why - read Battle Story.

Detailed profiles explore the leaders, tactics and weaponry of the French, Austrian and Russian forces
which clashed at Austerlitz
Maps examine the positions of the opposing forces at critical points in the action
Contemporary images place the reader at the forefront of the unfolding action
Orders of battle show the composition of the opposing forces' armies
Packed with fact boxes, this short introduction is the perfect way to explore this important battle
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Product details

  • Paperback | 160 pages
  • 124 x 196 x 14mm | 240g
  • Stroud, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0752488015
  • 9780752488011
  • 548,095

About Gregory Fremont-Barnes

Gregory Fremont-Barnes is the author of "The Boer War 1899-1902," "Napoleon Bonaparte," and "The Wars of the Barbary Pirates."
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