Author: Ian Castle

Publisher: Casemate Publishers

ISBN: 1781596832

Category: History

Page: 224

View: 8834

In this authoritative and beautifully illustrated new account of Napoleon's greatest victory and the campaign that preceded it, Ian Castle sheds new light on the actions of the commanders and questions the assumptions—and explores the myths—that have shaped our understanding of the event ever since. His account follows every twist and turn of a war that was fought out across central Europe two centuries ago. In particular he reconstructs the course of the action in every sector of the Austerlitz battlefield, using French, Austrian and Russian records, and re-evaluates the place of the battle in the history and mythology of the Napoleonic era.


Author: W.G. Sebald

Publisher: Vintage Canada

ISBN: 0307365824

Category: Fiction

Page: 304

View: 7854

From one of the undisputed masters of world literature, a haunting novel of sublime ambition and power about a man whose fragmentary memories of a lost childhood lead him on a quest across Europe in search of his heritage. Jacques Austerlitz is a survivor – rescued as a child from the Nazi threat. In the summer of 1939 he arrives in Wales to live with a Methodist minister and his wife. As he grows up, they tell him nothing of his origins, and he reaches adulthood with no understanding of where he came from. Late in life, a sudden memory brings him the first glimpse of his origins, launching him on a journey into a family history that has been buried. The story of Jacques Austerlitz unfolds over the course of a 30-year conversation that takes place in train stations and travellers’ stops across England and Europe. In Jacques Austerlitz, Sebald embodies the universal human search for identity, the struggle to impose coherence on memory, a struggle complicated by the mind’s defences against trauma. Along the way, this novel of many riches dwells magically on a variety of subjects – railway architecture, military fortifications, insects, plants and animals, the constellations, works of art, a small circus and the three cities that loom over the book, London, Paris and Prague – in the service of its astounding vision.

All about Austerlitz

Author: Enrico Acerbi

Publisher: Soldiershop Publishing

ISBN: 8893278626

Category: History

Page: 96

View: 4770

Austerlitz again? Yes, Austerlitz again! By now everything has been said and told about that famous battle of December, 2, 1805, which represents one of the zenith of Bonaparte’s “genius”. The battle of Austerlitz has been emphasized as the battle of the Three Emperors, the last of which, considered in Europe a “parvenu”, was Napoleon himself. It was one of the battles that had the honor of giving its name to one of the most important railway stations in Paris, Gare de Austerlitz, as well as giving its name to a bridge over the Seine, opened in 1807, iron and toll. Already these trivial considerations are reality witnesses of how the new emperor was pleased with the Campaign of 1805 and its final outcome.

1805 Austerlitz

Author: Robert Goetz

Publisher: Casemate Publishers

ISBN: 1473894239

Category: History

Page: 368

View: 2636

This in-depth study of The Battle of Austerlitz, considered Napoleon’s greatest victory, won the Napoleon Foundation’s History Grand Prize. Sometimes called The Battle of Three Emperors, Napoleon’s victory against the combined forces of Russia and Austria brought a decisive end to The War of the Third Coalition. The magnitude of the French achievement against a larger army was met by sheer amazement and delirium in Paris, where just days earlier the nation had been teetering on the brink of financial collapse. In 1805: Austerlitz, historian Robert Goetz demonstrates how Napoleon and his Grande Armée of 1805 defeated a formidable professional army that had fought the French armies on equal terms five years earlier. Goetz analyses the planning of the opposing forces and details the course of the battle hour by hour, describing the fierce see-saw 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. Goetz’s detailed and balanced assessment of the battle exposes many myths that have been perpetuated and even embellished in other accounts.

The Battle of Austerlitz

Author: 50 minutes


ISBN: 2806275237

Category: History

Page: 55

View: 7808

Keen to learn but short on time? Get to grips with the events of the Battle of Austerlitz in next to no time with this concise guide. provides a clear and engaging analysis of the Battle of Austerlitz. On the night of 1st December 1805, the armies of the French Emperor Napoleon I, the Emperor of the Holy Roman Empire, Francis II, and the Russian Tsar Alexander I, positioned themselves on the plains of Austerlitz, ready to fight in what would later become the infamous “Battle of the Three Emperors”. The next morning, before the sun had fully risen, the conflict broke out and the map of Europe was henceforth changed forever. In just 50 minutes you will: • Understand the political and social context surrounding the battle and the different alliances formed within Europe • Grasp the roles played by the battle’s various commanders and leaders • Analyse the outcome of the battle and how it affected the future of Europe ABOUT 50MINUTES.COM | History & Culture 50MINUTES.COM will enable you to quickly understand the main events, people, conflicts and discoveries from world history that have shaped the world we live in today. Our publications present the key information on a wide variety of topics in a quick and accessible way that is guaranteed to save you time on your journey of discovery.

How Far From Austerlitz?

Author: Alistair Horne

Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin

ISBN: 1466884649

Category: History

Page: 464

View: 3394

A London Sunday Times Book of the Year A Daily Telegraph Book of the Year The Battle of Austerlitz was Napoleon's greatest victory, the culmination of one of the greatest military campaigns of all time. It was also the last battle the "Father of Modern Warfare" would leave in absolute triumph, for, though he did not know it, Austerlitz marked the beginning of Napoleon's downfall. His triumph was too complete and his conquest too brutal to last. Like Hitler, he came to believe he was invincible, that no force could halt his bloody march across Europe. Like Hitler, he paid dearly for his hubris, climaxing in bitter defeat at Waterloo in 1815. In a matter of years, he had fallen from grace. Alistair Horne explores the theme of military success and failure in How Far From Austerlitz? He chronicles Napoleon's rise and fall, drawing parallels with other great leaders of the modern era.