Loraine Petre is widely recognised as the father of Napoleonic Wars history writing. In this volume on the Emperor’s last campaign in Germany – the scene of so many of his previous triumphs – Petre pictures Bonaparte at bay, with his Grande Armee decimated by the disastrous retreat from Moscow. Napoleon was fighting off overwhelming odds in a series of battles at Saale, Lutzen, Bautzen, Dresden, Dennewitz – culminating at the great ‘Battle of the Nations’ at Leipzig when he faced a massive defeat which propelled him along the road back to Paris and abdication.
NAPOLEON’S LAST CAMPAIGN IN GERMANY
Classic account of Napoleon’s 1812 campaign in Germany culminating in his defeat at Leipzig by the great military historian F. Loraine Petre.