This all-new volume chronicles the events that climaxed on the field of Austerlitz in one of the most famous battles of history. Not only was it the first campaign 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.

Contents

The Road to War
Chronology
Opposing Commanders
Opposing Armies
Opposing Plans
Opening Moves
The Battle of Austerlitz
The Aftermath
The Battlefield today
Bibliography
Index

Austerlitz 1805

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