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  • 1809 Thunder On The Danubeby Jack Gill

    Frontline Books 2010; US$ 13.99

    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... more...

  • 1809 und die Folgenby Jan Hecker-Stampehl; Bernd Henningsen; Anna-Maija Schröder; Stepahn Michael

    BWV Berliner Wissenschafts-Verlag 2012; US$ 26.18

    Hauptbeschreibung Das Jahr 1809 markiert für Finnland einen der wichtigsten Wendepunkte seiner neueren Geschichte; es begann die lange Reise zur Unabhängigkeit 1917. Den Hintergrund für die Ereignisse von 1809 bilden die Kriegskonstellationen der Napoleonischen Zeit in Europa, in die auch Finnland verwickelt wurde. Als Ergebnis des >Finnischen Krieges... more...

  • 1812by Paul Britten Austen

    Frontline Books 2012; US$ 11.99

    More than a third of a million men set out on that midsummer day of 1812: none can have imagined the terrors and hardships to come. They would be lured all the way to Moscow without having achieved the decisive battle Napoleon sought; and by the time they reached the city their numbers would already have dwindled by more than a third. One of the greatest... more...

  • 1812by Paul Britten Austen

    Frontline Books 2012; US$ 10.99

    1812: The Great Retreat - the third and final volume in Austin’s magisterial trilogy - concludes the story of one of history’s most disastrous campaigns. The author's previous books brought the Grand Army to the head-on battle at Malo-Jaroslavetz after withdrawing sixty miles from the burnt down capital, and for the first time in his... more...

  • 1812by Paul Britten Austen

    Pen and Sword 2012; US$ 9.99

    At the gates of Moscow, Napoleon's Grand Army prepares to enter in triumphal procession. But what it finds is a city abandoned by its inhabitants - save only the men who emerge to fan the flames as incendiary fuses hidden throughout the empty buildings of Moscow set the city alight. For three days Moscow burned, while looters dodged the fires to... more...

  • 1813by Jonathon Riley

    Pen and Sword 2013; US$ 14.99

    1813 was a critical year in the world war that ended with the downfall of Napoleon. In a series of major battles, the converging armies of the Sixth Coalition drove the French forces back. This was the year in which the balance of power tipped decisively against Napoleon’s First Empire, and that is why Jonathon Riley’s highly readable and... more...

  • Achtzehnhundertdreizehnby Günter Müchler

    Konrad Theiss Verlag 2012; US$ 20.46

    »Es kann mich den Thron kosten, aber ich werde die Welt in ihren Trümmern begraben.« (Napoleon Bonaparte am 26. Juni 1813) Am 26. Juni 1813 trafen sich im Palais Marcolini in Dresden die großen Kontrahenten Napoleon und Metternich zu einer achtstündigen Unterredung. Nach der Katastrophe in Russland steht für den Kaiser alles auf dem Spiel: Ausgleich... more...

  • Albuera 1811by Guy Dempsey; Donald Graves

    Frontline Books 2011; US$ 9.99

    On 16 May 1811, the small town of Albuera was the setting for one of the Peninsular War’s most bloody and desperate battles. A combined Spanish, British and Portuguese force of more than 30,000 men, under the command of Lord Beresford, stubbornly blocked the march of the French Field Marshal Soult, who was trying to reach the fortress of Badajoz,... more...

  • The Amiens Truce: Britain and Bonaparte 1801 - 1803by John D. Grainger

    Boydell & Brewer 2004; US$ 99.00

    A study of the hardening of British public opinion against Bonaparte and an examination of the events that caused it. more...

  • The Autobiography of Sergeant William Lawrenceby William Lawrence; George Nugent Bankes

    Andrews UK 2012; US$ 17.49

    "I was so weak myself that I could scarcely walk, so I crawled on my hands and knees till I got out of the reach of the enemy’s musketry. After proceeding for some way I fell in with Lord Wellington and his staff, who seeing me wounded, asked me which regiment I belonged to. I told them the Fortieth, and that I hads been one of the forlorn... more...