The Battle of Znaim

The Battle of Znaim
Author : John H. Gill
Publisher : Greenhill Books
Total Pages : 512
Release : 2020-08-19
ISBN 10 : 9781784384517
ISBN 13 : 1784384518
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Battle of Znaim Book Description:

The acclaimed Napoleonic historian sheds new light on a fascinating yet little-known battle in the Franco-Austrian War. Occurring in July of 1809, the Battle of Znaim was the last to be fought on the main front of the Franco-Austrian War. Cut short to make way for an armistice it effectively ended hostilities between France and Austria and is now considered a unique episode of simultaneous conflict and diplomacy. The battle began as a result of the Austrian decision to stage a rearguard action near Znaim, prompting the Bavarians to unsuccessfully storm a nearby town. As the battle progressed over the course of the two days, the village changed hands a number of times. Historian John H. Gill delves into the tactics of both sides as the two armies continually changed positions and strategies. His account dissects and investigates the dual aspects of the Battle of Znaim and explains the diplomatic decisions that resulted in the peace treaty which was signed at Schonbrunn Palace on October 14th, 1809.

1809 Thunder on the Danube

1809 Thunder on the Danube
Author : John H. Gill
Publisher : Frontline Books
Total Pages : 576
Release : 2014-03-20
ISBN 10 : 1848327595
ISBN 13 : 9781848327597
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

1809 Thunder on the Danube Book Description:

With this third volume John Gill brings to a close his magisterial study of the war between Napoleonic France and Habsburg Austria. The account begins with both armies recuperating on the banks of the Danube. As they rest, important action was taking place elsewhere: Eugene won a crucial victory over Johann on the anniversary of Marengo, Prince Poniatowski's Poles outflanked another Austrian archduke along the Vistula, and Marmont drove an Austrian force out of Dalmatia to join Napoleon at Vienna. These campaigns set the stage for the titanic Battle of Wagram. Second only in scale to the slaughter at Leipzig in 1813, Wagram saw more than 320,000 men and 900 guns locked in two days of fury that ended with an Austrian retreat. The defeat, however, was not complete: Napoleon had to force another engagement before Charles would accept a ceasefire. The battle at Znaim, its true importance often not acknowledged, brought an extended armistice that ended with a peace treaty signed in Vienna. Gill uses an impressive array of sources in an engaging narrative covering both the politics of emperors and the privations and hardship common soldiers suffered in battle. Enriched with unique illustrations, forty maps, and extraordinary order-of-battle detail, this work concludes an unrivalled English-language study of Napoleon's last victory.

Napoleon s Defeat of the Habsburgs

Napoleon s Defeat of the Habsburgs
Author : John H. Gill
Publisher : Frontline Books
Total Pages : 480
Release : 2010-06-15
ISBN 10 : 9781783033546
ISBN 13 : 1783033541
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Napoleon s Defeat of the Habsburgs Book Description:

“A very impressive piece of work, and it is unlikely to be surpassed for many years . . . A very valuable guide to Napoleon’s last great victory” (HistoryOfWar.org). With this third volume, John Gill brings to a close his magisterial study of the war between Napoleonic France and Habsburg Austria. The account begins with both armies recuperating on the banks of the Danube. As they rest, important action was taking place elsewhere: Eugene won a crucial victory over Johann on the anniversary of Marengo, Prince Poniatowski’s Poles outflanked another Austrian archduke along the Vistula, and Marmont drove an Austrian force out of Dalmatia to join Napoleon at Vienna. These campaigns set the stage for the titanic Battle of Wagram. Second only in scale to the slaughter at Leipzig in 1813, Wagram saw more than 320,000 men and 900 guns locked in two days of fury that ended with an Austrian retreat. The defeat, however, was not complete: Napoleon had to force another engagement before Charles would accept a ceasefire. The battle of Znaim, its true importance often not acknowledged, brought an extended armistice that ended with a peace treaty signed in Vienna. Gill uses an impressive array of sources in an engaging narrative covering both the politics of emperors and the privations and hardship common soldiers suffered in battle. Enriched with unique illustrations, forty maps, and extraordinary order-of-battle detail, this work concludes an unrivalled English-language study of Napoleon’s last victory. “Sheds new light on well-known stages in the battle . . . he has covered more than just an epochal battle in a magnificent book that will satisfy the most avid enthusiasts of Napoleonic era military history.” —Foundation Napoleon

The Battle of Znaim

The Battle of Znaim
Author : John H Gill
Publisher : Greenhill Books
Total Pages : 512
Release : 2020-08-19
ISBN 10 : 9781784384531
ISBN 13 : 1784384534
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Battle of Znaim Book Description:

The little known Battle of Znaim (10th-11th July 1809) was the last battle to be fought on the main front of the Franco-Austrian War. Cut short to make way for an armistice it effectively ended hostilities between France and Austria and is now uniquely considered to be an episode both of conflict and simultaneously of diplomacy. The battle began as a result of the Austrian decision to stage a rearguard action near Znaim, prompting the Bavarians to unsuccessfully storm a nearby town. Battle ensued with the village changing hands a number of times over the course of the two days. Jack Gill delves deep into the respective tactics of both sides as the two armies continually changed positions and strategies. His account dissects and investigates the dual aspects of the Battle of Znaim and explains the diplomatic decisions that resulted in the peace treaty which was signed at Schonbrunn Palace on 14th October 1809. Gill’s book is an unrivaled analysis of the Battle of Znaim. Accessible, highly detailed and expertly crafted, it sheds new light on this fascinating moment in Napoleonic history.

The Emperor s Last Victory

The Emperor s Last Victory
Author : Gunther E Rothenberg
Publisher : Hachette UK
Total Pages : 272
Release : 2013-10-17
ISBN 10 : 9781780226989
ISBN 13 : 1780226985
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Emperor s Last Victory Book Description:

A leading expert examines one of Napoleon's most decisive but least analysed victories In early July 1809 Napoleon crossed the Danube with 187,000 men to confront the Austrian Archduke Charles and an army of 145,000 men. The fighting that followed dwarfed in intensity and scale any previous Napoleonic battlefield, perhaps any in history: casualties on each side were over 30,000. The Austrians fought with great determination, but eventually the Emperor won a narrow victory. Wagram was decisive in that it compelled Austria to make peace. It also heralded a new, altogether greater order of warfare, anticipating the massed manpower and weight of fire deployed much later in the battles of the American Civil War and then at Verdun and on the Somme.

Introduction by Major General Maurice C B ch I Earliest recollections ch II The campaigns in Holland and on the Rhine with the battle of Marengo ch III Austerlitz and Jena ch IV Eylau King Gustavus IV Danzig Colberg Friedland Tilsit ch V From Poland to Spain Burgos voyage to Hamburg the Somo Sierra Madrid ch VI The Guadarrams Benavente Astroga Valladolid ch VII Siege and taking of Saragossa ch VIII The war in Austria in 1809 Battles of Abensberg Landshut and Eckm hl Ratisbon Ebersberg ch IX The taking of Vienna Essling ch X Wagram Znaim Klagenfurt

Introduction by Major General Maurice  C B    ch  I  Earliest recollections   ch  II  The campaigns in Holland and on the Rhine  with the battle of Marengo   ch  III  Austerlitz and Jena   ch  IV  Eylau  King Gustavus IV   Danzig  Colberg  Friedland  Tilsit   ch  V  From Poland to Spain  Burgos  voyage to Hamburg  the Somo Sierra  Madrid   ch  VI  The Guadarrams  Benavente  Astroga  Valladolid   ch  VII  Siege and taking of Saragossa   ch  VIII  The war in Austria in 1809  Battles of Abensberg  Landshut  and Eckm  hl  Ratisbon  Ebersberg   ch  IX  The taking of Vienna  Essling   ch  X  Wagram  Znaim  Klagenfurt
Author : Louis François Lejeune Baron
Publisher :
Total Pages :
Release : 1897
ISBN 10 : HARVARD:32044087883112
ISBN 13 :
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Introduction by Major General Maurice C B ch I Earliest recollections ch II The campaigns in Holland and on the Rhine with the battle of Marengo ch III Austerlitz and Jena ch IV Eylau King Gustavus IV Danzig Colberg Friedland Tilsit ch V From Poland to Spain Burgos voyage to Hamburg the Somo Sierra Madrid ch VI The Guadarrams Benavente Astroga Valladolid ch VII Siege and taking of Saragossa ch VIII The war in Austria in 1809 Battles of Abensberg Landshut and Eckm hl Ratisbon Ebersberg ch IX The taking of Vienna Essling ch X Wagram Znaim Klagenfurt Book Description:

Beat the Drum Slowly

Beat the Drum Slowly
Author : Robert Firth
Publisher : eBookIt.com
Total Pages : 246
Release : 2013-02-01
ISBN 10 : 9781456608408
ISBN 13 : 1456608401
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Beat the Drum Slowly Book Description:

BEAT THE DRUM SLOWLY is the story of war, parenthetically and unfortunately, it is also unavoidably, the story of man's history. From our earliest days, conflict has been the single most common characteristic of humanity. Man has fought man and men have fought men on every continent, every ocean and every island from the moment one set eyes on the other. Be this xenophobia or be this a form of insanity is difficult to tell. In any case, the difference is lost amid the bombastic sounds of war. The weapons themselves are of little consequence, be they bare hands, clubs, knives, swords, spears, arrows, muskets, machine guns or atomic bombs. The end remains the same- lives are lost....like a sputtering candle, guttering in the wind, with darkness having the final word. We can easily enough research each of the thousands of battles between one group on this sad earth and another. Countries have fought countries and people, people, since before we began keeping count. We don't need this book, or any like it, to recount the history of these terrible conflicts. Beat The Drum Slowly instead delves into the underlying nature and motivations driving human-kind toward war and murder. We look beneath the facile explanations and histories offered by conquerors. (the losers seldom get a say) and attempt to peal away the layers of rationalization, lies and hypocrisy. The question is- what is it in humanity compelling us to engage in wholesale murder of our fellow man? Of course, it does superficially seem to be a "blood sport" engaged in mostly by men. Perhaps the culprit is testosterone? Women don't seem to be driven to dress up in silly uniforms, parade around to martial music and then run out screaming for blood... do they? From what we have observed, this seems a valid point. Those women who do go in for this kind of thing often have as much hair on their chins as the men they emulate... Of course, unless every country in the world placed women into every possible governmental position giving the female of the species complete and total power over everything, we will never know. Such is about as unlikely to happen as a vegan 'snarfing' up a bloody steak, the world will have to wait until some time in the future to see how that would work out. In the real world, men are stronger than women and men are highly competitive and combative. Men fight for power and never willingly give it up. Seeing things in this light, it is completely understandable as to why the world is governed by men. Men fight for survival, dominance, money, religion, race, patriotism, real estate and revenge. This book examines each of these motivating factors with the purpose being to explain to ourselves and our readers exactly what in holy hell is wrong with us. If the best way we have devised over thousands of years to settle differences is warfare then it does seem that mankind is doomed. Sooner or later, one side or another will design and field the ultimate weapon and, with our historical inability to foresee the future consequences of our actions, it is entirely likely that we will have finally managed to destroy all human life. Probably, the animals and other creatures of the earth will be rejoice over this. Is it at all possible that we can learn to settle our differences using our intellect and common sense or are we a doomed species? This is the question we examine and try to answer in this book. Regardless of the means one uses to bring death, war is by man's hand, whether driven by, religion, murder, etc. To study the countless wars throughout history trying to ascertain a cumulative total of deaths caused by war would take days, weeks or even months. Outside of war, murder and other direct causes of death, we are our own worst enemy. With the ability to annihilate the earth with "the press of a button," man's potential to end the lives o

1809 Thunder On The Danube

1809 Thunder On The Danube
Author : Jack Gill
Publisher : Frontline Books
Total Pages : 480
Release : 2010-06-15
ISBN 10 : 9781848325470
ISBN 13 : 1848325479
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

1809 Thunder On The Danube Book Description:

In this third volume John H. Gill brings to a close his magisterial study of the 1809 war between Napoleonic France and Habsburg Austria. This final volume begins with the principal armies of both antagonists recuperating on the Danube’s banks. As they prepared for the next encounter, important actions were taking place in distant theaters of war: Eugene brought his army into Hungary and won a crucial victory over Johann on the anniversary of Marengo, Prince Poniatowski’s Poles outflanked another Austrian archduke along the Vistula, and future marshal Marmont drove an Austrian force out of Dalmatia to join Napoleon at Vienna. These subsidiary campaigns all set the stage for the clash that would decide the war: the titanic Battle of Wagram. Second only in scale to the three-day slaughter at Leipzig in 1813, Wagram saw more than 320,000 men and 900 guns locked in two days of fury that ended with Austrian retreat. The defeat, however, was not entirely complete and Napoleon had to force yet another major engagement on the Austrians before Charles would accept a ceasefire. This under-appreciated battle at Znaim introduced an extended armistice that finally ended with a peace treaty signed in Vienna in October. Gill makes use of an impressive array of sources to present a lively account that covers the conflict from the diplomacy of emperors to the common soldiers suffering the privations of campaigning and the horrors of battle as they attempt to carry out their duties. Enriched with uncommon illustrations, more than 40 specially prepared maps, and extraordinary order of battle detail, this work concludes an unprecedented English language study of Napoleon’s last victorious war.

Thunder on the Danube

Thunder on the Danube
Author : John H Gill
Publisher : Frontline Books
Total Pages : 512
Release : 2014-05-19
ISBN 10 : 9781848327573
ISBN 13 : 1848327579
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Thunder on the Danube Book Description:

The Franco-Austrian War of 1809 was NapoleonÍs last victorious war. He would win many battles in his future campaigns, but never again would one of EuropeÍs great powers lie broken at his feet. In this respect 1809 represents a high point of the First Empire yet at the same time NapoleonÍs armies were declining in quality and he was beginning to display the corrosive flaws that contributed to his downfall five years later. In this volume Gill tackles the political background to the war and the opening battles of Abensberg, EggmÙhl and Regensberg. He explores the motivations that prompted Austria to launch an offensive against France while Napoleon and many of his veterans were distracted in Spain. Though surprised by the timing of the Austrian attack on the 10th April, the French Emperor completely reversed a dire strategic situation with stunning blows that he called his ïmost brilliant and most skillful maneuversÍ. Following a breathless pursuit down the Danube valley, Napoleon occupied the palaces of the Habsburgs for the second time in four years. Basing his work on years of primary research and battlefield visits, Gill provides a thorough analysis replete with spectacular combat, diplomatic intrigue and the illustrious cast of characters that populated this extraordinary age. The concluding volumes will take the war to its conclusion, including NapoleonÍs first unequivocal repulse at the Battle of Espern-Essling, the titanic Battle of Wagram and the neglected struggle at Znaim that led to armistice.

The Age of Battles

The Age of Battles
Author : Russell Frank Weigley
Publisher : Indiana University Press
Total Pages : 579
Release : 2004
ISBN 10 : 0253217075
ISBN 13 : 9780253217073
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Age of Battles Book Description:

" --Allan R. Millett, The Journal of American History