The Napoleonic Wars (4)

The fall of the French empire 1813–1815

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The Napoleonic Wars (4)

The fall of the French empire 1813–1815

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This volume covers Napoleon's gradual fall from power, beginning in the spring of 1813, when France prepared to face the vengeance of Russia and Prussia. quickly raising new armies composed of inexperienced conscripts and invalided veterans, and with a critical shortage of cavalry, Napoleon resolved to preserve his empire in Germany, where he initially managed to achieve some hard-fought victories. When at last Austria threw in her lot with the Allies and the epic Battle of Leipzig followed, Napoleon was forced to retreat across the Rhine, there to resist the onslaught on home soil. The pressure against him proved too great, and with Paris lost and his marshals refusing to fight on, no option remained but abdication. Yet his last battle, and one of the most decisive in military history, was still to come: Waterloo.

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Published Oct 18 2002
Format Paperback
Edition 1st
Extent 96
ISBN 9781841764313
Imprint Osprey Publishing
Illustrations 14 b/w; 24 col
Dimensions 248 x 170 mm
Series Essential Histories
Short code ESS 39
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing

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Gregory Fremont-Barnes

Gregory Fremont-Barnes holds a doctorate in Modern…

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