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[Helmet] - Castiglione 1796 - Napoleon repulses Wurmser's first attack
With the battle of Castiglione in midsummer of 1796 Napoleon repulsed the first of four Austrian attempts to raise the French siege of Mantua. How thoroughly he defeated the Austrian Army under Wurmser is hitherto unknown. Although the 1796 campaign in Italy ranks among Napoleon's finest military achievements there exists no detailed account of it in English nor in German either. Especially the Austrian side is poorly documented. The breakdown of the Habsburg Empire in 1918 put an end to official Austrian writing about this period: the Generalstabswerke remained unfinished. Thus this account had to be and was based to a large degree on primary Austrian sources. It is the most detailed coverage of the Castiglione campaign yet published.
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