The Battle

The Battle

Series
The Battle

Summary

May 1809. Napoleon's Grande Armée has taken Vienna and is preparing
to cross the Danube, but the Austrians are waiting for him in
Essling. The carnage can begin ... Louis-François Lejeune, young
colonel attached to the emperor's staff, meets his old friend Henri
Beyne in occupied Vienna. He also meets the beautiful Anna Krauss,
with whom he is madly in love with. Nearby, though, Napoleon is
attempting to crush the Austrian army, and organising the crossing of
the Danube for his troops on a single pontoon bridge hurriedly
erected near Essling. Louis-François is forced to abandon his love
and return to the front – and the coming firestorm ...