F. Lorraine Petre
1) Napoleon and the Archduke Charles: A History of the Franco-Austrian Campaign in the Valley of the Danube 1809
The Archduke Charles was the most formidable of Napoleons continental foes but only once came into direct conflict with him: this was in the 1809 Franco-Austrian campaign in the Danube Valley. Smarting from Austria’s humiliations in 1805, the Archduke launched a surprise attack upon the French whilst Napoleon was occupied in distant Spain. Outnumbered, the French faced disaster but, with typical energy and decisiveness Napoleon arrived just in...