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Napoleon's Campaign in Poland 1806-1807 : Greenhill Military Paperback S. - PETRE LORAINE

Napoleon's Campaign in Poland 1806-1807

Greenhill Military Paperback S.

Paperback Published: 18th January 2001
ISBN: 9781853674419
Number Of Pages: 400

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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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ISBN: 9781853674419
ISBN-10: 1853674419
Series: Greenhill Military Paperback S.
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 400
Published: 18th January 2001
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 13.6 x 21.6  x 3.18
Weight (kg): 0.5
Edition Type: New edition