New PDF release: Napoleon and the Archduke Charles: A History of the

By F Loraine Petre

The Archduke Charles used to be the main bold of Napoleon’s continental foes yet just once got here into direct clash with him: this was once within the 1809 Franco-Austrian crusade within the Danube Valley.

Smarting from Austria’s humiliations in 1805, the Archduke introduced a shock assault upon the French when Napoleon used to be occupied in far-off Spain. Outnumbered, the French confronted catastrophe yet, with usual power and decisiveness Napoleon arrived simply in time. In 5 days of marching and struggling with he repulsed the Austrians at Abensburg and Eckmühl. the line to Vienna was once now open and he driven on yet he underestimated his enemy, being thrown again via the Archduke Charles as he attempted to move the Danube.

Failing to keep on with up his good fortune, the Archduke hesitated too lengthy and while Napoleon tried to move the river a moment time, on the conflict of Wagram, he succeeded.

F. Loraine Petre’s penetrating research of this pivotal crusade was once first released in 1909 at the centenary of the nice clash, to turn into certainly one of his celebrated sequence of works on Napoleon’s wars.

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