SHORTLY after the tragic death of the duc d'Enghien, on the 21st March, 1804, Napoleon, then first consul for life, took measures to induce the French senate to propose his elevation to the Imperial dignity.
A comprehensive study of Napoleon's campaign in Poland
Describes such key battles as Eylau, Heilsberg and Friedland
A remarkable insight into Napoleon's genius for war
After Napoleon's humiliation of Prussia, on the field Jena, the French Emperor turned his attention to subduing his Russian foe and marched into Poland in the winter of 1806. Six months later, the Russians had been beaten and brought to the peace table and Napoleon was at the height of his power.
In his detailed study of this remarkable episode of Napoleonic history, F. Loraine Petre follows every move of the campaign. He assesses the defeat of Prussia, analyses the strengths and weaknesses of both Napoleon's army and that of his Russian opponents, details the bloody battle of Eylau - where Napoleon's troops were fought to a standstill in the snows of a Polish winter - and describes Napoleon's crushing victory over the Russian at Friedland.
F. Loraine Petre's campaign studies are renowned for their scope, detail and clarity, and Napoleon's Campaign in Poland is a brilliant overview of Napoleon's vaunted army confronting some of its most worthy opponents.
F. Loraine Petre was a distinguished military historian and student of Napoleonic tactics and strategy. He wrote a number of formative campaign studies, including Napoleon's Conquest of Prussia, Napoleon's Last Campaign in Germany and Napoleon at Bay.
|The Situation and the Contending Armies|
|The State of Europe|
|The Armies and the Leaders|
|The Theatre of War|
|The First Campaign - Pultusk and Golymin|
|The Plan of Campaign, and the Passages of the Vistula and Bug|
|Passage of the Ukra, and Operations of the 24th and 25th December|
|The Battles of Pultusk and Golymin, 26th December, 1806|
|The First Winter Quarters, and Events outside Poland|
|The Campaign of Eylau|
|The Movements up to the Battle of Eylau|
|The Battle of Eylau|
|Events on the Narew in January and February|
|Winter Quarters, and Danzig|
|The Return to Winter Quarters, and the Recruitment of the Armies|
|The Siege of Danzig|
|Operations in Silesia and Pomerania, on the Narew, and on the Vistula|
|The Final Triumph - Heilsberg, Friedland, Tilsit|
|The Renewal of the Campaign, and its Progress to the 9th June|
|The Battle of Heilsberg, and Operations of the 11th to 13th June|
|The Battle of Friedland|
|Koenigsberg and Tilsit|
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Series: Greenhill Military Paperback S.
Number Of Pages: 400
Published: 18th January 2001
Publisher: GREENHILL BOOKS
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 13.6 x 21.6 x 3.18
Weight (kg): 0.5
Edition Type: New edition