Bell, David A.
April 2007
Military History;Apr2007, Vol. 24 Issue 2, p38
The article highlights the history of the total war in Europe that started in 1793 after the French Revolution. When Revolutionary France declared war on the Austrian empire in the spring of 1792, its leaders promised a short, sweet and victorious campaign. Instead, 1792 marked the beginning of a long, grinding, hideously bloody series of wars that would drag on in every state in Europe and last, with scant interruption, until the final defeat of France's Napoleon Bonaparte at Waterloo in 1815.


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