By John Gill
This quantity starts with a Napoleon astride the Danube at Regensburg. He confronted a severe strategic selection – even if to pursue the injured Austrian major military into Bohemia or march at once for Vienna, the seat of Habsburg power.
After electing to focus on Vienna, his troops defeated the Austrians within the brutal conflict of Ebelsberg, permitting him to go into town on could thirteenth. yet in the meantime, at the some distance facet of the Danube, he suffered a dramatic loss on the grueling, two-day conflict of Aspern. whereas his Danube forces recovered from this setback, the Emperor cleared difficulty from his strategic flanks.
Gill describes in bright element the hopeful Habsburg invasion of Italy, led through the 27-year-old Archduke Johann, and the fierce French counter-offensive less than Napoleon’s stepson, Eugene de Beauharnais (also 27). In a chain of encounters throughout Italy, Eugene rebounded from preliminary defeat to develop triumphantly into Austrian territory, shattering and scattering Johann’s military.
In the wake of Aspern, whereas the Austrians vacillated, Napoleon accrued each guy, horse and gun round Vienna, surroundings the level for the big spectacle of the conflict of Wagram, the ultimate bankruptcy within the tale of the 1809 war.
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1809 Thunder On The Danube: Napoleon’s Defeat of the Habsburgs, Vol. II: The Fall of Vienna and the Battle of Aspern: Napoleon's Defeat of the Habsburgs by John Gill