Austrian Commanders of the Napoleonic Wars 1792-1815

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Austrian Commanders of the Napoleonic Wars 1792-1815

By David Hollins; Christopher Rothero (Illustrator)

Osprey Publishing (UK), Paperback, 9781841766645, 64pp.

Publication Date: May 25, 2004

Description
Throughout the Revolutionary (1792-1802) and Napoleonic (1799-1815) 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 colour plates.


About the Author
DAVID HOLLINS is a frequent contributor to specialist Napoleonic magazines and has written a number of books related to the Imperial Army and Archduke Charles.

Rothero is an expert on the armies of medieval Europe.