NAPOLEON'S GREAT ADVERSARIES: THE ARCHDUKE CHARLES AND THE AUSTRIAN ARMY 1792-1814.

Rothenberg, G. E.


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Batsford, 1st ed., 1982. 219 pp., 23 plates + maps. D.j., 24 x 16cm. FINE. The largest force continually engaged against Napoleon and the forces of the French Revolution from 1792-1814 was the Austrian Army. It carried the burden of the war on land and though continually defeated it always rose again. In 1809 it inflicted the first setback on Napoleon himself and in 1813 contributed the largest contingent to the allied effort in Germany. Here the author works mainly from Austrian sources and discusses the army's leadership, strategy and tactics with considerable attention paid to its major campaigns and Archduke Charles, the Habsburg's best commander.


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