Napoleon's Commanders (1)


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Napoleon's Commanders (1)


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Victory or defeat on the Napoleonic battlefield was dependant on the skills, reactions and personalities of individual commanders. Even under a military genius such as Bonaparte, the dispersal of his armies on campaign and the lack of fast communications left command and control of the different corps and divisions in the hands of his marshals and generals. Illustrating the appearance of more than two dozen of Napoleon's leading colleagues and subordinate commanders, this first in a pair of Elite titles describes in concise but colourful detail their careers and personalities in the Revolutionary Wars and the Napoleonic campaigns up to 1809.

Table of Contents

Introduction · The system of promotion under Napoleon · The Commanders · Italy 1796-1800 · The 1805 Campaign · Jena to Friedland 1806-1807 · The Peninsular War · Austria 1809 · Commentary on the colour artwork · Bibliography · Index

Product details

Published 25 Apr 2001
Format Paperback
Edition 1st
Extent 64
ISBN 9781841760551
Imprint Osprey Publishing
Illustrations 56 b/w; 12 col
Dimensions 248 x 184 mm
Series Elite
Short code ELI 72
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing

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