In his proclamation in the Bulletin de la Grande Armée of the 21 October 1805 Napoleon said, “Soldiers of the Grande Armée, I announced you a great battle. But thanks to the bad combinations of the enemy, I obtained the same success with no risk … In 15 days we have won a campaign.”
By defeating the Austrian army, Napoleon secured his conquest of Vienna, which was to be taken one month later.
Like the Battle of Austerlitz, the Ulm Campaign is still taught in military schools worldwide.
The Austrian Army. – The French Army. – Political Factors Influencing Austrian Operations. – The March from the Boulogne to the Rhine. – Description of Grand Army. – From the Rhine to the Danube. – Austrian Operations From the Passage of the Danube to the Battle of Elchingen. – French Movement from the 6th of October to the Battle of Elchingen. – From the Battle of Elchingen to the Capitulation of Ulm. – Conclusion.