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Eagles over the Alps

Suvorov in Italy and Switzerland, 1799

Author : Christopher Duffy

Eagles over the Alps : Suvorov in Italy and Switzerland, 1799


General - Pages : 348 | Images : c 50 b/w ills & maps

Hardback - Size : 345mm x 170mm | ISBN : 9781913336134 | Helion Book Code : HEL1239

1799--Russia's greatest soldier was at war in Italy and Switzerland. Led by Suvorov, believed by many to be the equal of Napoleon, the Russian and Austrian troops claimed one victory after another against the French. Much more than strategy and tactics, this a story of adventure as a Russian army fights desperate rearguard actions, and tries to escape through cruel mountain passes in the night. Suvorov's memory is still treasured in the Russian armed forces today. The last and greatest campaign of this legendary soldier has found a fitting narrator in Christopher Duffy. Suvorov's marches and battles can be traced on the many maps, photographs, and original artwork recreates the appearance of the troops.

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