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With Eagles To Glory

Author: John H Gill
Publisher: Frontline Books
ISBN: 1848325827
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When Napoleon’s Grand Armee went to war against the might of the Habsburg empire in 1809, its forces included more than 100,000 allied German troops. From his earliest imperial campaigns, these troops provided played a key role as Napoleon swept from victory to victory and in 1809 their fighting abilities were crucial to the campaign. With Napoleon’s French troops depleted and debilitated after the long struggle in the Spanish War, the German troops for the first time played a major combat role in the centre of the battle line. Aiming at a union of German states under French protection to replace the decrepit Holy Roman Empire, Napoleon sought to expand French influence in central Germany at the expense of the Austrian and Prussian monarchies, ensuring France’s own security. The campaign Napoleon waged in 1809 was his career watershed. He suffered his first reverse at Aspern. Victory was achieved at Wagram was not the knock-out blow he had envisaged. In this epic work, John Gill presents an unprecedented and comprehensive study of this year of glory for the German soldiers fighting for Napoleon, When combat opened they were in the thick of the action, fighting within French divisions and often without any French support atall. They demonstrated tremendous skill, courage and loyalty.

Blundering To Glory

Author: Owen Connelly
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
ISBN: 1442210095
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Renowned for its accuracy, brevity, and readability, this book has long been the gold standard of concise histories of the Napoleonic Wars. Now in an updated and revised edition, it is unique in its portrayal of one of the world's great generals as a scrambler who never had a plan, strategic or tactical, that did not break down or change of necessity in the field. Distinguished historian Owen Connelly argues that Napoleon was the master of the broken play, so confident of his ability to improvise, cover his own mistakes, and capitalize on those of the enemy that he repeatedly plunged his armies into uncertain, seemingly desperate situations, only to emerge victorious as he "blundered" to glory. Exploring this neglected aspect of Napoleon's battlefield genius, Connelly at the same time offers stirring and complete accounts of all the Napoleonic campaigns.

Napoleonic Wars

Author: Frederick C. Schneid
Publisher: Potomac Books, Inc.
ISBN: 1597975788
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The essential bibliography of the Napoleonic Wars

The Anglo Swedish Alliance Against Napoleonic France

Author: C. Jorgensen
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 0230287743
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This new study by Christer Jorgensen addresses a much neglected field of study in the history of Scandinavia and the greater Baltic region during the Napoleonic Age. The book concentrates upon relations and the alliance between Britain and Sweden during the middle years of the war; years that encompassed the Austerlitz campaign, the complicated diplomatic talks between the allies, Russia's abandonment of the allied cause at Tilsit (1807), the Russo-Swedish War (1808-09) that decided the fate of Finland, the capitulation of the Gibraltar of the North, and finally the turbulent politics of Sweden during and after the coup of March 1809.

Napoleonic Army Handbook

Author: Michael Oliver
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In this volume the authors set out a regiment-by-regiment guide to the armies that fought with the Emperor Napoleon, with chapters on the French Army itself, the Imperial Guard, the German states that were his allies or vassals, the Kingdoms of Italy and Naples and the Bonaparte Kingdom of Spain and Denmark. There are details of matters as diverse as uniform design and colouring, organizational breakdown, drill, tactics and preferred methods of fighting. The book also features a regiment-by-regiment treatment of the major battles to which they were committed and biographies of general officers.