Battles

The illustrations in this section have all been kindly provided by Philip J. Haythornthwaite, to whom I extend my thanks. Click on any of the pictures to see a larger version.

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Arcole by Vernet

The Battle of Arcole, by Vernet

A representation of the French attempt to ford the River Alpone. In reality the water was much deeper, and the crossing point much further from the bridge at Arcole.

 

Loano by Bellange

The Battle of Loano, by Bellange

The French infantry storm one of the redoubts defended by the Austrians. In the background is the coast of the Western Riviera, with a number of ships in action.

 

Bonaparte at Lonato

Bonaparte at Lonato, by Evans/Courboin

The painting shows an incident from the period of operations leading up to the battle of Castiglione. Napoleon Bonaparte and a small number of troops found themselves in the presence of a larger number of Austrian troops that were trying to make their way out of an encirclement. Bonaparte persuaded them to surrender.

 

Lodi, Lejeune

The Battle of Lodi, by Lejeune

The famous crossing of the bridge at Lodi.

Amur leopards

A personal interest, and nothing to do with history.

Amur leopard conservation logo

They are perhaps the most endangered animals in the world -- there are only about 30 left in the wild. They desperately need help from humankind. See www.amur-leopard.org.

Unless otherwise credited, original text, translations and photographs on this site are ©2001 Martin Boycott-Brown

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