Napoleon's Campaign in Poland 1806-1807, by F.Loraine Petre
Published by Greenhill in 2001, 354 pages. Paperback (N4724)
This book is a comprehensive study of Napoleon's campaign in Poland, and describes the key battles as Eylau, Heilsberg and Friedland, offering a remarkable insight into Napoleon's genius for war
From the rear side cover: After Napoleon's humiliation of Prussia, on the field of Jena, the French Emperor turned his attention to subduing his Russian foe and marched into Poland in the winter of 1806. Six months later, the Russians had been beaten and brought to the peace table and Napoleon was at the height of his power.
In his detailed study of this remarkable episode of Napoleonic history, F.Loraine Petre follows every move of the campaign. He assesses the defeat of Prussia, analyses the strengths and weaknesses of both Napoleon’s army and that of his Russian opponents, details the bloody battle of Eylau - where Napoleon’s troops were fought to a standstill in the snows of a Polish winter - and describes Napoleon’s crushing victory over the Russians at Friedland.