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Jena 1806 : Napoleon destroys Prussia - David Chandler

Jena 1806

Napoleon destroys Prussia

Paperback Published: 1st January 1993
ISBN: 9781855322851
Number Of Pages: 96

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Osprey's examination of the battles of Jena and Auerstadt of the Napoleonic Wars (1799-1815). Forewarned of Prussia's intention to declare war on France, Napoleon decided to strike first with a bold advance from Wurzburg into Saxony. On 14 October the double battle was fought: Napoleon with 96,000 men and 120 guns engaged and heavily defeated Prince Hohenlohe and General Ruchel. The decisive engagement was fought further north where Marshal Davout with 27,000 men and 40 guns routed the main Prussian army under Frederick William IV and the Duke of Brunswick. This title examines these two battles, Jena and Auerstadt in detail, showing clearly the swiftness with which Napoleon dealt Prussia's military machine a severe blow.

Descent to War/1806/Plans and Preparations/'The Battalion Square' in Action/The Opposing Commanders The Opposing Armies/The Batytle of Jena/Auerstadt/ Aftermath and an Accounting/The Battlefields Today/Chronology/A Guide to Further Reading/Wargaming Jena-Auerstadt

ISBN: 9781855322851
ISBN-10: 1855322854
Series: Campaign Series
Audience: BAU
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 96
Published: 1st January 1993
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 24.77 x 18.42  x 1.27
Weight (kg): 0.34
Edition Number: 1