This famous study of Napoleon's total defeat of the Prussian Army at the battle of Jena is a monumental panorama of one of history's greatest campaigns and a renowned analysis of the strategy and tactics of the era. In a balanced and gripping narrative of the military events, Maude gives a key insight into the strengths and weaknesses of the two opposing armies as well as relating and analysing every move of the campaign. This volume is required reading for students of military history, combining the unfolding drama of one of the most mobile wars in history with a thorough and scholarly approach to each significant lesson taught by success as well as by failure. With diagrams illustrating the combat tactics of the various arms of the opposing forces as well as excellent maps, which allow the twists and turns of a campaign that was fought across the breadth of Germany to be followed with ease, The Jena Campaign, 1806 is a classic of its kind and a vital addition to any Napoleonic library.
COLONEL FREDERIC NATUSCH MAUDE was a noted historian of the Napoleonic Wars and of the military forces of the era. He was the author of numerous books and studies, including The Leipzig Campaign, 1813.