Austerlitz 1805 Paperback
by Ian Castle
Illustrated by Christa Hook
Part of the Osprey Campaign S. series
This all-new volume chronicles the events that climaxed on the field of Austerlitz in one of the most famous battles of the Napoleonic Wars (1799-1815).
Not only was it the first campaign that Napoleon waged as Emperor of France, but also the first great test for his Grande Armee.
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.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 96 pages, 70 b&w and 14 colour illustrations, maps, chronology, index
- Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
- Publication Date: 20/03/2002
- Category: European history
- ISBN: 9781841761367