Events for Monday 21st May 2012
On This Day in History
Battle of Aspern-Essling21st May 1809
In the Battle of Aspern-Essling Napoleon attempted a forced crossing of the Danube near Vienna, but the French and their allies were driven back by the Austrians under Archduke Charles. The battle was the first time Napoleon had been personally defeated in over a decade.
Further Reading1809 - Thunder on the Danube - Volume I
(Hardback - 512 pages)
by John H Gill
The Franco-Austrian War of 1809 was Napoleon's last victorious war. Napoloen faced the Archduke Charles, the best of the Habsburg commanders, and a reformed Austrian Army that was arguably the best ever fielded by the Danubian Monarchy. The French ultimately triumphed but the margin of superiority was decreasing and all… Read more...Only £30.00 at Pen & Sword Books.