Austerlitz 1805

Austerlitz 1805

The fate of empires

Campaign 101
  • Author: Ian Castle
  • Illustrator: Christa Hook
  • Short code: CAM 101
  • Publication Date: 25 Mar 2002
  • ISBN: 9781841761367
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number of Pages: 96
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About this Product

This all-new volume chronicles the events that climaxed on the field of Austerlitz in one of the most famous battles of history. Not only was it the first campaign 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 of Europe that would remain unbroken for almost a decade. Most accounts of the campaign have until now been based almost exclusively on French sources, but following extensive research in the Austrian archives Ian Castle is now able to provide a far more balanced account of Austerlitz.

Biographical Note

Ian Castle was a founder member of the Napoleonic Association in 1975. Since then he has made an extensive study of the Austrian Army of the Napoleonic Wars period and is recognized as a leading English-language authority on the subject. He has written several books and numerous articles on the subject, including Campaign 33 Aspern & Wagram 1809 and Campaign 56 Eggmühl 1809. Christa Hook began her illustrating career in 1986. Her work has featured extensively in the worlds of publishing and television, and she has established herself as one of Osprey's most popular illustrators. Her illustrations combine the historian's attention to detail with the artist's sense of drama and atmosphere, and they are sought after by collectors worldwide.

Contents

The Road to War
Chronology
Opposing Commanders
Opposing Armies
Opposing Plans
Opening Moves
The Battle of Austerlitz
The Aftermath
The Battlefield today
Bibliography
Index

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