Jena 1806: Napoleon Destroys Prussia (Praeger Illustrated Military History Series,)

Jena 1806: Napoleon Destroys Prussia (Praeger Illustrated Military History Series,)


Forewarned of Prussia's purpose to claim struggle on France, Napoleon determined to strike first with a daring improve from Wurzburg into Saxony. On October 14, the double conflict was once fought: Napoleon with 96,000 males and one hundred twenty weapons engaged and seriously defeated Prince Hohenlohe and common Ruchel. The decisive engagement was once fought additional north the place Marshal Davout with 27,000 males and forty weapons routed the most Prussian military less than Frederick William IV and the Duke of Brunswick. This identify examines those battles, Jena and Auerstadt intimately, displaying truly the swiftness with which Napoleon dealt Prussia's army computer a critical blow.

Forewarned of Prussia's goal to claim battle on France, Napoleon made up our minds to strike first with a daring develop from Wurzburg into Saxony on eight October 1806. He crossed the tricky Thuringian wooded area in 3 columns and brushed off small Prussian forces close to exits from the passes, advancing north awaiting a conflict at the Elbe close to Leipzig. On eleven October intelligence published the Prussians to be additional west round Erfurt and Napoleon's 180,000 robust military grew to become in the direction of the Saale. On 14 October the double conflict used to be fought: Napoleon with 96,000 males and one hundred twenty weapons engaged and seriously defeated Prince Hohenlohe and normal Ruchel with 53,000 males and a hundred and twenty weapons. The decisive engagement used to be fought additional north the place Marshal Davout with 27,000 males and forty weapons routed the most Prussian military less than Frederick William IV and the Duke of Brunswick who commanded 63,500 males and 230 weapons. This identify examines those battles, Jena and Auerstadt intimately, exhibiting in actual fact the swiftness with which Napoleon dealt Prussia's army computing device a serious blow. the writer, David Chandler is head of the dep. of battle reports at Sandhurst and is generally acclaimed for his paintings on Napoleon's battles. This e-book is one more high quality instance of his entire and very readable work.

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