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With Eagles to Glory - Third Edition (Paperback)

Napoleon and his German Allies in the 1809 Campaign

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By John H Gill
Greenhill Books
Pages: 528
ISBN: 9781784383091
Published: 5th September 2018

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When Napoleon's Grand Armee went to war against the might of the Habsburg empire in 1809, its forces included more than 100,000 allied German troops. From his earliest imperial campaigns, these troops provided played a key role as Napoleon swept from victory to victory and in 1809 their fighting abilities were crucial to the campaign. With Napoleon's French troops depleted and debilitated after the long struggle in the Spanish War, the German troops for the first time played a major combat role in the centre of the battle line.

Aiming at a union of German states under French protection to replace the decrepit Holy Roman Empire, Napoleon sought to expand French influence in central Germany at the expense of the Austrian and Prussian monarchies, ensuring Frances own security. The campaign Napoleon waged in 1809 was his career watershed. He suffered his first reverse at Aspern. Victory was achieved at Wagram was not the knock-out blow he had envisaged.

In this epic work, John Gill presents an unprecedented and comprehensive study of this year of glory for the German soldiers fighting for Napoleon, When combat opened they were in the thick of the action, fighting within French divisions and often without any French support at all. They demonstrated tremendous skill, courage and loyalty.

The meticulous research into every aspect of every one of Napoleon's German contingents makes this work a model of scholarship as well as a classic of military history, which is found on the bookshelf of every serious student of the Napoleonic Wars.

Andrew Roberts
 John H Gill

About John H Gill



  • A military historian specialising in the Napoleonic era, John H. Gill wrote the acclaimed With Eagles to Glory and edited A Soldier for Napoleon. He has contributed numerous papers to the Consortium on the Revolutionary Era. His 2009 trilogy 1809: Thunder of the Danube won critical acclaim




  • An associate professor at the Near South-East Asia Centre for Strategic Studies in Washington DC, Gill has published extensively on military history and contemporary security issues in India, Pakistan and South Asia




  • Gill received the John Elting Award from the Napoleonic History Society for his contributions to the study of Napoleonic history




  • A retired US army colonel, Gill currently lives in Virginia with his wife and two sons



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