Jena 1806

Napoleon destroys Prussia

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Jena 1806

Napoleon destroys Prussia

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Osprey's examination of the battles of Jena and Auerstadt of the Napoleonic Wars (1799-1815). Forewarned of Prussia's intention to declare war on France, Napoleon decided to strike first with a bold advance from Wurzburg into Saxony. On 14 October the double battle was fought: Napoleon with 96,000 men and 120 guns engaged and heavily defeated Prince Hohenlohe and General Ruchel. The decisive engagement was fought further north where Marshal Davout with 27,000 men and 40 guns routed the main Prussian army under Frederick William IV and the Duke of Brunswick. This title examines these two battles, Jena and Auerstadt in detail, showing clearly the swiftness with which Napoleon dealt Prussia's military machine a severe blow.

Table of Contents

Descent to War/1806/Plans and Preparations/'The Battalion Square' in Action/The Opposing Commanders The Opposing Armies/The Batytle of Jena/Auerstadt/ Aftermath and an Accounting/The Battlefields Today/Chronology/A Guide to Further Reading/Wargaming Jena-Auerstadt

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Published Jan 28 1993
Format Paperback
Edition 1st
Extent 96
ISBN 9781855322851
Imprint Osprey Publishing
Illustrations 54 b/w; 18 col
Dimensions 248 x 184 mm
Series Campaign
Short code CAM 20
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing

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