Events for Tuesday 7th February 2012
On This Day in History
Napoleonic Wars: Battle of Eylau7th February 1807
French forces fight an inconclusive battle against Russian and Prussian forces in Eastern Prussia. Christopher Summerville's gripping account of this bitterly fought clash and of Napoleon's subsequent triumph at Friedland is the first extensive study of the campaign to be published for a century.
Further ReadingNapoleon's Polish Gamble
(Hardback - 192 pages)
by Christopher Summerville
Napoleon's 1807 campaign against the Russians came close to being his first defeat. At Eylau the Emperor was outnumbered by the army of the Russian commander Bennigsen, yet he accepted battle. His reputation was saved by the flamboyant Murat, who led one of the greatest cavalry charges in history. Christopher… Read more...Only £16.99 at Pen & Sword Books.