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Az austerlitzi csata (1805. december 2.)
The Battle of Austerlitz (December 2, 1805)

Author(s): István Nagy
Subject(s): History
Published by: AETAS Könyv- és Lapkiadó Egyesület

Summary/Abstract: The peace treaties of Lunéville (February 9, 1801) and of Amiens (March 25, 1802) concluded hostilities that had lasted for nearly a decade. After that there was peace all over Europe. This, however, did not last long because neither the French nor the English observed the provisions of the treaties, and war broke out again on May 16, 1803. In September, 1805, England was joined by Austria, Russia, Sweden, and Naples, and military operations commenced on land. Napoleon immediately started his forces around the camp at Boulogne, crossed the Rhine and surrounded the Austrian troops of General Mack with an ingenuous manoeuvre. Then the emperor, in pursuit of Kutusov, who had come to the aid of Mack, captured Vienna and Brünn, but the Russians eluded him. These Russians were joined near Olmütz by a Russian army deployed as a reinforcement, and by a hastily gathered. Austrian corps. Since Napoleon had to leave troops behind to secure his lines of communications, the Allies found themselves in superior numbers. Their military leadership decided to drive the French from the territory of the Austrian Empire. Napoleon was ready to give battle, so the opponents met near Brünn, at Austerlitz.[...] The essay, besides narrating the events, analyses and asseses them. The presentation and assessment of the plans is remarkably novel since, contrary to the analytical methods used so far, the way of thinking that conceived the plans as well as the internal and external effects are also considered besides the examination of the effects of the plans. The tactical presentation in the greatest possible detail of some interesting events is an impotant aspect of the paper. The present essay is the first detailed account of the battle of Austerlitz in Hungarian.

  • Issue Year: 2001
  • Issue No: 2
  • Page Range: 41-63
  • Page Count: 23
  • Language: Hungarian