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Old 28 Nov 14, 19:08
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Originally Posted by debrito View Post
Hi guys,

If you don’t mind, may I ask which is the best not-that-expensive reference-book which will give us some details regarding the decision of the marching from le campement de Boulogne towards Austerlitz 1805, and as much details during this march as possible, when Napoleon said to Murat and I think Compans (‘’Personne n’a jamais vu 200 000 hommes se déplacer en deux semaines au cœur de l’Europe…C’est impossible que nous allons faire, c’est pour cela que ce n’est plus une Armée et si La Grande Armée’’)

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Rodrigo
I don't know of any history in English that talks about just the strategic movement from the Channel, across France, and into Germany to surround and compel the surrender of Mack at Ulm.

It is included in works on the campaign of 1805, beginning with the Esposito/Elting Atlas, continuing with Chandler's Campaigns of Napoleon.

There is, however, a short work by FN Maude, The Ulm Campaign, which might be what you are looking for.

The reason for Napoleon's change from facing England across the Channel was the Austrian invasion of Bavaria, Napoleon's ally. The Austrians were 'hired' by the British government and given subsidies to once again fight against France. Sherwig's Guineas and Gunpowder outlines quite well the series of subsidies that Great Britain gave to the coalitions to fight Napoleon on the continent.

You might want to take a look at Alembert's and Colin's study of the 1805 campaign, which is available on Google Books:

http://books.google.com/books?id=v8l...emagne&f=false

Sincerely,
M
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