Eagles Over the Alps: Suvorov in Italy and Switzerland, 1799

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Emperor's Press, 1999 - History - 288 pages
1799--Russia's greatest soldier was at war in Italy and Switzerland. Led by Suvorov, believed by many to be the equal of Napoleon, the Russian and Austrian troops claimed one victory after another against the French. Much more than strategy and tactics, this a story of adventure as a Russian army fights desperate rearguard actions, and tries to escape through cruel mountain passes in the night. Suvorov's memory is still treasured in the Russian armed forces today. The last and greatest campaign of this legendary soldier has found a fitting narrator in Christopher Duffy. Suvorov's marches and battles can be traced on the many maps, photographs, and original artwork recreates the appearance of the troops.

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Christopher Duffy is a military historian whose writing never disappoints. His work about Suvorov’s 1799 campaign in Italy and Switzerland is a joy to read. If only the editors had been a little bit ... Read full review

Contents

Preface
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The Revolutionary Challenge
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Suvorov The Man and his Armies
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