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This was just the sort of tactic which invited a concentrated attack from Napoleon.
He saw and seized his opportunity, mounting a massed attack on the allied
center and cutting their armies in two to win the greatest of all his victories with
However, the Austrians attacked in force, at Aspern, and obliged Napoleon to
concentrate his entire army on the island. They were short of provisions,
ammunition and medical supplies. The action could be described as Napoleon's
first defeat, ...
described as disastrous. They began with massive infantry attacks in column,
which were dreadfully expensive and ineffectual. This was followed by a series of
cavalry charges which failed to break the English squares. When both infantry
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This is such a cute little book. Consists of an introduction to Napoleon, followed by a translation of his will. The book is formatted very well; a photocopy of each page of the actual will is ... Read full review