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Austerlitz 1805: The fate of empires (Campaign #101)
by Ian Castle
This all-new volume chronicles the events that climaxed on the field of Austerlitz in one of the most famous battles of the Napoleonic Wars (1799-1815). Not only was it the first campaign that Napoleon waged as Emperor of France, but also the first great test for his Grande Armée. The Emperor himself regarded it as his greatest victory and it undoubtedly won him a mastery ...more
Paperback, 96 pages
Published March 25th 2002 by Osprey Publishing
(first published March 20th 2002)
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Now, conjure this image. A commander looks into the future and guesses at his enemies' moves. He leaves high ground for the enemy to move onto and hold. He places a weak force on his right flank to lure the enemy off the heights to attack this enticing sacrificial lamb. Then, with his forces hidden behind another rise, he attacks the heights abandoned by the enemy to pierce their center and "roll up" both flanks. Key question: How could anyone be so stupid as to do what this prescient commander ...more
Very comprehend book centered on battle of Austerlitz. The text, illustrations and maps are well done and they are very informative. There were also lots of interesting facts not only about the battle but also about political significance of it.
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