Jena 1806: Napoleon destroys Prussia

Jena Napoleon destroys Prussia Osprey s examination of the battles of Jena and Auerstadt of the Napoleonic Wars Forewarned of Prussia s intention to declare war on France Napoleon decided to strike first with a bold adva

  • Title: Jena 1806: Napoleon destroys Prussia
  • Author: David G. Chandler
  • ISBN: 9781855322851
  • Page: 407
  • Format: Paperback
  • Osprey s examination of the battles of Jena and Auerstadt of the Napoleonic Wars 1799 1815 Forewarned of Prussia s intention to declare war on France, Napoleon decided to strike first with a bold advance from Wurzburg into Saxony On 14 October the double battle was fought Napoleon with 96,000 men and 120 guns engaged and heavily defeated Prince Hohenlohe and General ROsprey s examination of the battles of Jena and Auerstadt of the Napoleonic Wars 1799 1815 Forewarned of Prussia s intention to declare war on France, Napoleon decided to strike first with a bold advance from Wurzburg into Saxony On 14 October the double battle was fought Napoleon with 96,000 men and 120 guns engaged and heavily defeated Prince Hohenlohe and General Ruchel The decisive engagement was fought further north where Marshal Davout with 27,000 men and 40 guns routed the main Prussian army under Frederick William IV and the Duke of Brunswick This title examines these two battles, Jena and Auerstadt in detail, showing clearly the swiftness with which Napoleon dealt Prussia s military machine a severe blow.

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    About "David G. Chandler"

    1. David G. Chandler

      David G Chandler was a British historian whose study focused on the Napoleonic era As a young man he served briefly in the army, reaching the rank of captain, and in later life he taught at the Royal Military Academy, Sandhurst According to his obituary in the The Daily Telegraph, his comprehensive account of Napoleon s battles his classic The Campaigns of Napoleon is unlikely to be improved upon, despite a legion of rivals He was also the author of a military biography of John Churchill, 1st Duke of Marlborough and of The Art of War in the Age of Marlborough.

    912 thoughts on “Jena 1806: Napoleon destroys Prussia”

    1. This is another in the Osprey "Campaign" series. As with others in the series, the book is brief and filled with illustrations, maps, the order of battle (the structure of the two armies with commanders' names associated with units described, e.g corps and divisions), and so on.This is the tale of Napoleon's war against the Prussians, led by their king. Frederick-William III (at least in a titular or nominal sense). Napoleon moved quickly with his army to take on the Prussians at Jena and Auerst [...]


    2. Nothing special about this book, but it does the job it is intended to perform - short and consist overview of the campaign, culminating in twin battles of Jena and Auerstadt and subsequent pursuit of defeated Prussian Army. Book follows standard format of the Campaign-series from Osprey, which guarantees very structured, albeit generic coverage of the events.


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