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Austrian Commanders of the Napoleonic War 1792-1815

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Austrian Commanders of the Napoleonic War 1792-1815
by Osprey
Product Line: Elite - Napoleonic
Author: David Hollins
Publish Year: 2004
Pages: 64
Dimensions: 7.5x9.5x.25"
Restockable: Yes
Mfg. part #: OSPELI101
Type: Softcover
Series: ELI101


Throughout the Revolutionary and Napoleonic wars, France’s most consistent enemy on land was the Austrian Empire. Austria's huge armies played a central part in the several coalitions against France, from the 1790s, to the Austerlitz campaign of 1805, the closely-balanced battles of 1809, and the final upsurge of 1813-14. Contrary to the myth of rigid aristocratic conformity, the generals who led those armies were as diverse in origin and character as their regiments - some were princes of the blood, and some ex-rankers promoted for talent and courage. This text gives concise but fact-packed accounts of the careers of more than 30 of these men, illustrated with portraits and meticulous color plates.