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Author Goetz, Robert, 1964-

Title 1805, Austerlitz : Napoleon and the destruction of the Third Coalition / Robert Goetz.

Published London : Greenhill Books ; Mechanicsburg, PA : Stackpole Books, 2005.


Location Call No. Status
 UniM Bail  940.274209437 GOET    AVAILABLE
Physical description 368 pages : maps ; 25 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages [355]-363) and index.
Contents 1. Formation of the Third Coalition and the Opening Phase of the War -- The Failure of the Peace of Amiens -- The Formation of the Third Coalition -- War Plans of the Third Coalition and the Allied Armies -- The Austrian Army of 1805 -- The Russian Army of 1805 -- Other Allied Contingents -- The French Army and Its Preparations for War -- The 1805 Campaign in Bavaria -- 2. The Campaign of Austria: 25 October - 20 November -- The Allied Armies in the Aftermath of Ulm -- From the Isar to the Enns -- The Threat to France -- Operations in Italy -- Successes and Setbacks -- Deception and Counter-Deception -- 3. The Campaign of Moravia: 21 November - 1 December -- Allied Plans of Campaign -- French Plans of Campaign -- The Coalition Offensive Begins -- The French Reaction and the Russian Flanking Maneuver -- The Coalition Offensive: Advance to Austerlitz -- 4. The Battle Begins: 2 December, 7:00 - 10:00 A.M. -- Opening Action at Tellnitz -- The Struggle for Sokolnitz -- The French Advance on the Pratzen Heights -- 5. The Outcome is Decided: 2 December, 10:00 A.M. - 12:30 P.M. -- The First Cavalry Actions in the North and the Struggle for Blaziowitz -- Stand-off on the Brunn-Olmutz Road and the Attack on Bosenitz -- The Battle's Climax: The Pratzen Heights -- The Struggle for Sokolnitz -- 6. The French Victory is Decisive: 2 December, 12:30 - 3:00 P.M. -- Drama on the Heights: The Clash of the Guards -- Lannes vs. Bagration on the Brunn-Olmutz Road -- Slaughter on the Goldbach -- With Their Backs to the Ponds -- 7. The Allied Remnants Escape: 2 December, 3:00 P.M. - Midnight -- The South -- The North -- The Retreat Begins -- The Butcher's Bill: Losses of the Two Armies -- The Causes of Victory/Defeat -- 8. The End of the Third Coalition and the Origins of Napoleon's Grand Empire -- The Pursuit, Armistice and the Treaty of Pressburg -- Austerlitz and the Fate of Europe -- A. An Assessment of Allied Army Strength Estimates -- Computing the Strengths: The Available Allied Returns -- Resolving the Discrepancies: Analyzing the Conflicting Assessments -- B. Biographical Notes -- French Commanders -- Allied Commanders -- C. Order of Battle of the French Army at Austerlitz -- D. Order of Battle of the Allied Army at Austerlitz.
Summary "The Battle of Austerlitz is almost universally regarded as the most impressive of Napoleon's many victories. The magnitude of the French achievement against a significantly larger army was unprecedented." "In this insightful new study, Robert Goetz analyzes the planning of the opposing forces and details the course of the engagement hour by hour, describing the fierce see-saw battle around Sokolnitz, the epic struggle for the Pratzen Heights, the dramatic engagement between the legendary Lannes and Bagration in the north, and the widely misunderstood clash of Napoleon's Imperial Guard and Csar Alexander's Imperial Life Guard." "The author has produced a detailed and balanced assessment of the battle that for the first time places familiar French accounts in their proper perspective and exposes many myths regarding the battle that have been perpetuated and even embellished in recent studies. With 1805: Austerlitz, the reader is left with a new appreciation of Napoleon and his Grande Armee of 1805, an army that decisively defeated not a hapless relic of the ancien regime but rather formidable professional forces that had fought the French Army on equal terms five years earlier. Book jacket."--BOOK JACKET.
Subject Napoleon I, Emperor of the French, 1769-1821.
Austerlitz, Battle of, Czech Republic, 1805.
Napoleonic Wars, 1800-1815 -- Campaigns -- Czech Republic.
ISBN 1853676446