Author: Boue, Gilles
Publisher: Histoire & Collection
Binding: Soft Cover
Book Condition: As New
Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall
New book, 82 pages, 8 pages of colour profiles. In the area of Leipzig, 14-19 October 1813, 500,000 men faced off on what remains the greatest battlefield of the Napoleonic wars. Soldiers from all over Europe fought for villages and grove of trees The Russians, lauded for their unthinkable victory during their winter campaign of 1812; the Prussians, motivated by their hatred of France; and the Austrians, seeking to erase fifteen years of defeat, united against the last Grande Armee. Napoleon succeeded in reconstructing a credible army from the ruis of 1812 with young recruits supervised by the survivors of the Berezina or the distant sierra of Spain. The spring campaign cast doubt on the coalition, yet the battles lost by the allies did not lead to their defeat. From the depths of Russia, the industrial cities of Prussia, and the plains of central Europe, hundreds of thousands of soldiers hurried to the plains of Saxony. It is in this area of a few dozen square kilometres that the destiny of Napoleon's empire would be determined.