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Austerlitz, 1805

The Battle of the Three Emperors
by Andrea Press
Andrea Press

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Pub Date: 2006
Format: Paperback with color illus.
Pages: 64 pp.
Size: 8.00 x 11.50 inches

ISBN: 9788496527751
TB Code: 1912070
Availability: 93 in stock

The Emperor had reconnoitered the field a few days before the battle, judging well where his enemies would place their troops; he predicted with great accuracy their plans. The battle itself, on the 2nd of December 1805 is the height of Napoleon's military professionalism. It clearly shows how a plan, brilliantly simple in its offensive-defensive form, executed to perfection with the right maneuvers at the right moment can bring victory to the bold. Although he found himself in numerically inferior, he tempted his enemies into attacking him while he held a strong defensive position, and then, when his opponents had made the grave mistake of abandoning the high ground at the centre of the battlefield, Napoleon took his chance and counterattacked, dividing his enemies in two while still maintaining an adequate number of reserves to be able to influence the final outcome of the battle and then pursue his defeated enemies.