I. THE ADVANCE INTO ITALY (MARCH TO APRIL 1796): Bonaparte’s reception. Berthier’s position. Montenotte. The Cosseria affair. Dego to Mondovi. Criticism of the campaign.
II. THE AUSTRIANS DRIVEN OUT OF ITALY (April to July 1796): Lodi. The Directory’s plan to divide “Italie” between Bonaparte and Kellermann. Bessieres and the Guides. First Southern Expedition.
III. CASTIGLIONE (August 1796): Operations against Mantua. Lonato. The two battles of Castiglione. “The Augereau Myth”. Bonaparte’s opinion of his Generals.
IV. THE PURSUIT OF WURMSER (September 1796): Failure of plan for combination with Moreau and the “Rhine-et-Moselle”. Roveredo. Bassano. Lannes. Effect of Bonaparte’s system of rewards.
V. ARCOLA (October to November 1796): French weakness and retreat. Arcola. Massena, Augereau, Lannes. Inactivity of the garrison of Mantua. Promotion of Joubert.
VI. RIVOLI AND THE SURRENDER OF MANTUA (December 1796 to March 1797): Brune joins “Italie”. Joubert and Augereau. Victor and the second Southern expedition. Wurmser capitulates to Serurier.
VII. THE ADVANCE INTO AUSTRIA (March to April 1797): Reinforcements from the Rhine armies. Bernadotte. The Crossing of the Tagliamento. Massena’s brilliance in the mountains. Leoben. Exploits of General Dumas.
VIII. VENICE (April to August 1797): “Paques veronaises”. Occupation of Venice. Ill feeling between the divisions. Desaix visits the army.
IX. THE TREATY OF CAMPO-FORMIO (August to November 1797): Bonaparte defies the Directory. Serurier in Venice. Activities of Berthier. Plunder and peculation in the army.
X. THE BREAK-UP OF BONAPARTE’S ARMEE D’ITALIE (May to December 1797): The A.D.C.S and their mission. Murat in the Valtelline. Suchet’s promotion. Dissatisfaction of Bernadotte. “Italie” as a school for Marshals.
XI. PARIS IN THE WAR TIME (October 1792 to July 1794): Value of an armed force in revolutions. Formations of the Armee de l’Interieur. Fall of the Gironde. Thermidor.
XII. VENDEMIAIRE (July 1794 to April 1797): Germinal and Prairial. Bonaparte in Paris. Vendemiaire. First trophies from Italy.
XIII. MANOEUVRING FOR POSITION (April to September 1797): Opposition to the Directory. The Triumvirate. Attitude of the armies. Augereau’s arrival. Influence of Pichegru on the Opposition.
XIV. FRUCTIDOR AND AFTER (September to December 1797): The Coup D’Etat. The victims. Moreau and Pichegru.
The effect of Bonaparte and the future Marshals. Augereau and “Allemange”.
LIST OF MAPS:
1. Bonaparte’s first campaign, March t April 1796.
2. Operations from Cherasco to Mantua, April to June 1796.
3. Operations in Italian campaigns of 1796-7.
4. The Siege of Mantua 1796-7.
5. Operations in the South of Italy, 1796-1797.
6. Operations in North-East Italy and South-West Austria: the Leoben campaign, March to April 1797.
ARMIES OF THE FIRST FRENCH REPUBLIC AND THE RISE OF THE MARSHALS OF NAPOLEON I VOLUME IV: The Army of Italy 1796 to 1797; Paris and the Army of the Interior 1792 to 1797; The Coup D’Etat of Fructidor , September 1797
Monumental cornerstone work on the Revolutionary/Napoleonic Army and its commanders. This is a thoroughly documented work of immense scholarship. It is the treatise of an experienced and seasoned military man, whose criticism of strategy and tactics is always intelligent and to the point. He contributes something new to the campaigns with which he deals, even though his main interest in them is with the careers of the future Marshals. The French Field Armies of the Revolutionary Wars (1793–1800) formed the military education of the future Marshals.