The Battle of Austerlitz, etc.

Understandably, the battles depicted in our November reading assignment might be a source of confusion for some of us.  To aid our attempts to understand the bigger picture of what’s happening in the novel on the military side of things, I’ve found a couple of quick and dirty resources.  First, take a look at PBS’s Napoleon at War webpage.  The link will take you to the section on the Ulm-Austerlitz Campaign, which is the portion most relevant to us so far.  The History Channel has a great video zeroing on the Battle of Austerliz.

I realize these portions of the novel can be intimidating because it’s difficult at times to know what’s happening.  However, unless you’re particularly interested in doing a lot supplementary study of the military portions, I think it’s fine to have a general grasp of these battles.  Focus most on the characters, how they’re developing, and how they’re responding to events generally beyond their control.

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One response to “The Battle of Austerlitz, etc.

  1. marybethroth

    The webpage on the battle of Austerlitz is concise, fascinating and very helpful as it gives the larger picture which gives me a handle on the battle details of the novel. Thanks, Karen!

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