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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: 31. Chapters: Grande Armee, Uniforms of La Grande Armee, Napoleonic tactics, Grande Armee slang, List of Marshals of the First French Empire, Jean-Roch Coignet, La Maraude. Excerpt: The Grande Armee (French for "Great Army" or "Grand Army") Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: 31. Chapters: Grande Armee, Uniforms of La Grande Armee, Napoleonic tactics, Grande Armee slang, List of Marshals of the First French Empire, Jean-Roch Coignet, La Maraude. Excerpt: The Grande Armee (French for "Great Army" or "Grand Army") first entered the annals of history when, in 1805, Napoleon I renamed the army that he had assembled on the French coast of the English Channel for the proposed invasion of Britain. It never achieved its primary goal, as Napoleon had to re-deploy it East in order to eliminate the threat of Austria and Russia, which were part of the Third Coalition assembled against France. Thereafter, the name was used for the principal French army deployed in the Campaigns of 1805-07 (where it got its prestige), 1812, and 1813-14. In practice, however, the term "Grande Armee" is used in English to refer to all of the multinational forces gathered by Napoleon I in his campaigns of the early 19th century (see Napoleonic Wars). The first Grande Armee consisted of six corps under the command of Napoleon's marshals and senior generals. When Napoleon discovered that Russian and Austrian armies were preparing to invade France in late 1805, the Grande Armee was quickly ordered across the Rhine into Southern Germany, leading to Napoleon's victories at Ulm, Austerlitz and Jena. The army grew in size as Napoleon's might spread across Europe. It reached its maximum size of 600,000 men at the start of the invasion of Russia in 1812. All contingents were commanded by French generals, except for a Polish and an Austrian corps. The huge multinational army marched slowly eastwards, with the Russians falling back before it. After the capture of Smolensk and victory in the Battle of Borodino, Napoleon and a part of the Grande Armee reached Moscow on 14 September 1812; however, the army was already drastically reduced due to the...


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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: 31. Chapters: Grande Armee, Uniforms of La Grande Armee, Napoleonic tactics, Grande Armee slang, List of Marshals of the First French Empire, Jean-Roch Coignet, La Maraude. Excerpt: The Grande Armee (French for "Great Army" or "Grand Army") Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: 31. Chapters: Grande Armee, Uniforms of La Grande Armee, Napoleonic tactics, Grande Armee slang, List of Marshals of the First French Empire, Jean-Roch Coignet, La Maraude. Excerpt: The Grande Armee (French for "Great Army" or "Grand Army") first entered the annals of history when, in 1805, Napoleon I renamed the army that he had assembled on the French coast of the English Channel for the proposed invasion of Britain. It never achieved its primary goal, as Napoleon had to re-deploy it East in order to eliminate the threat of Austria and Russia, which were part of the Third Coalition assembled against France. Thereafter, the name was used for the principal French army deployed in the Campaigns of 1805-07 (where it got its prestige), 1812, and 1813-14. In practice, however, the term "Grande Armee" is used in English to refer to all of the multinational forces gathered by Napoleon I in his campaigns of the early 19th century (see Napoleonic Wars). The first Grande Armee consisted of six corps under the command of Napoleon's marshals and senior generals. When Napoleon discovered that Russian and Austrian armies were preparing to invade France in late 1805, the Grande Armee was quickly ordered across the Rhine into Southern Germany, leading to Napoleon's victories at Ulm, Austerlitz and Jena. The army grew in size as Napoleon's might spread across Europe. It reached its maximum size of 600,000 men at the start of the invasion of Russia in 1812. All contingents were commanded by French generals, except for a Polish and an Austrian corps. The huge multinational army marched slowly eastwards, with the Russians falling back before it. After the capture of Smolensk and victory in the Battle of Borodino, Napoleon and a part of the Grande Armee reached Moscow on 14 September 1812; however, the army was already drastically reduced due to the...

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