TITLE

Napoleon's Double Knock-Out Punch

AUTHOR(S)
Shosenberg, James W.
PUB. DATE
October 2006
SOURCE
Military History;Oct2006, Vol. 23 Issue 7, p22
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article focuses on the events surrounding October 14, 1806 at Jena, involving the war between Prussia, under King Friedrich Wilhelm III and France, under emperor Napoleon Bonaparte. In July 1806, Wilhelm feared war with France and tried to forestall pressure from the growing war party in his government, one of whose leaders was Queen Louise von Mecklenburg-Strelitz. Each of the two French achievements on October 14 bore its distinctive stamp. At Jena, Napoleon won a battle he could not lose, wrote historian Francois-Guy Hourtoulle, adding that At Auerstädt, Davout won a battle he could not win.
ACCESSION #
22453319

 

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