In 1805, over the course of just three ruthless months, Napoleon projected his army from the Channel coast into the heart of central Europe, virtually destroying the Austrian and Russian armies on the way. The Battle of Austerlitz, on December 2nd of that year, was the greatest victory of Napoleon's Grande Armee, and as such is one of the most important episodes of the Napoleonic Wars. In this book Christopher Duffy retells the story of the battle not only from the French point of view, but also from the points of view of those vanquished by Napoleon's Army. Drawing on original Austrian and Ru
Christopher Duffy was born in 1936. He is the author of several non-fiction books, and is editor in chief of the Historic Armies and Navies series. He was an adviser to the BBC team that made War and Peace. For over twenty years he was Senior Lecturer in the Department of War Studies at the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst.