Austerlitz 1805: The Fate of Empires
Osprey Publishing, 2002 - History - 96 pages
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 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.
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Advance to the Danube Napoleon crosses the Danube
The Battle in the South The Battle in the Centre The Battle in the North
THE BATTLEFIELD TODAY
24eme Legere 2eme 3eme 4eme Ligne 5eme Advance Guard Alexander Alfred und Roland artillery and train attack Augezd Austrian Austrian army Bagration battalions Battle of Austerlitz battlefield Bavaria Blasowitz Bonaparte Bosenitz Brigade Buxhowden campaign cavalry Cavalry Reserve Chasseurs a cheval Column command Cossacks Cuirassier Danube Davout Division Dragons 3 sqns Emperor fire force forward France French army Goldbach Guard Fusiliers Guard Jager guns high ground Hilaire Hilaire's Hussars III Corps infantry IV Corps Kienmayer Kursk Musketeers Kutuzov Langeron Lannes Liechtenstein Ligne 2 bns Mack Maj.Gen move Murat Musketeer Regt Musketeers Musketeers 3 bns Napoleon November October OFTHE NAPOLEONIC WAR5 ordered PHASE position Pratze Pratzeberg Pratzen plateau Prebyshevsky rearguard retreat Roland Umhey Russian army Russian cavalry Russian Guard Russian Imperial Guard Sammlung Alfred Santon Sokolnitz squadrons Stare Vinohrady Telnitz Total strength approx Tsar Vandamme Vandamme's village Vinohrady WELUNGTON5