1805, Austerlitz : Napoleon and the destruction of the Third Coalition

Author
Published
  • London Mechanicsburg, PA : Greenhill Books ; Stackpole Books 2005
Physical description
368 pages : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm
ISBN
  • 1853676446
  • 9781853676444
Notes
  • Includes bibliographical references (pages 355-363) and index.
Contents
  • Formation of the Third Coalition and the opening phase of the war -- The Campaign of Austria: 25 October -- 20 November -- The Campaign of Moravia: 21 November -- 1 December -- The battle begins: 2 December, 7:00 -- 10:00 AM -- The outcome is decided: 2 December, 10:00 AM -- 12:30 PM -- The French victory is decisive: 2 December, 12:30 -- 3:00 PM -- The Allied remnants escape: 2 December, 3:00 PM -- Midnight -- The end of the Third Coalition and the origins of Napoleon's Grand Empire -- Appendices: An assessment of Allied Army strength estimates -- Biographical notes -- Order of battle of the French Army at Austerlitz -- Order of battle of the Allied Army at Austerlitz.
Related item
  • http://catdir.loc.gov/catdir/enhancements/fy0662/2005544237-d.html
  • http://www.loc.gov/catdir/enhancements/fy0662/2005544237-d.html
Genre
  • Bibliography
  • Biography
  • Illustrated
  • text
Language
  • English

Summary

  • Subject: The Battle of Austerlitz is almost universally regarded as the most impressive of Napoleon's many victories. The magnitude of the French achievement against a larger army was unprecedented. In this insightful new study, the author analyzes the planning of the opposing forces and details the course of the battle hour by hour, describing the fierce seesaw battle around Sokolnitz, the epic struggle for the Pratzen Heights, the dramatic engagement between the legendary Lannes and Bagration in the north, and the widely misunderstood clash of Napoleon's Imperial Guard and Alexander's Imperial Leib-Guard.

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