Marengo 1800: Napoleon's day of fate (Campaign)

Marengo 1800: Napoleon's day of fate (Campaign)

David Hollins


Osprey's examine of the crusade at Marengo in 1800 throughout the Napoleonic Wars (1799-1815). Having lower back from Egypt and seized energy as First Consul, Napoleon led the military of the Reserve opposed to the Austrian military besieging Genoa. After a interval of skirmishing and manoeuvring, Melas, the Austrian commander, introduced a shock assault at the morning of 14 June. The assault at first drove the French again to Marengo village and, regardless of committing the Consular safeguard, via 3pm the French have been backing out. Believing he had received, the wounded Melas left the sphere to his Chief-of-Staff, Zach. The well timed arrival of Desaix's department led by means of Kellerman's cavalry and the 9e Légère threw the Austrians into confusion, became the conflict in Napoleon's favour, therefore securing his place as First Consul. it may were very various.

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