Robert Goetz’s 1805 AUSTERLITZ Napoleon and the Destruction of the Third Coalition


A detailed and balanced assessment of Napoleon’s greatest victory, that Dispels many of the myths surrounding the famous battle of the three emperors. Brought to life with numerous eyewitness accounts. 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 prize wining study the author analyses the planning of the opposing forces and details the course of the battle hour by hour, describing the fierce seesaw 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 Alexander’s Imperial Leib-Guard.

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