Marengo 1800: Napoleon's day of fate (Campaign)

Marengo 1800: Napoleon's day of fate (Campaign)

David Hollins


Osprey's examine of the crusade at Marengo in 1800 in the course of the Napoleonic Wars (1799-1815). Having lower back from Egypt and seized strength as First Consul, Napoleon led the military of the Reserve opposed to the Austrian military besieging Genoa. After a interval of skirmishing and manoeuvring, Melas, the Austrian commander, introduced a shock assault at the morning of 14 June. The assault at the start drove the French again to Marengo village and, regardless of committing the Consular safeguard, by means of 3pm the French have been backing out. Believing he had received, the wounded Melas left the sector to his Chief-of-Staff, Zach. The well timed arrival of Desaix's department led through Kellerman's cavalry and the 9e Légère threw the Austrians into confusion, became the conflict in Napoleon's favour, therefore securing his place as First Consul. it could actually were very assorted.

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