History of Europe from the Commencement of the French Revolution in MDCCLXXXIX to the Restoration of the Bourbons in MDCCCXV (Volume 10).cArchibald Alison
History of Europe from the Commencement of the French Revolution in MDCCLXXXIX to the Restoration of the Bourbons in MDCCCXV (Volume 10)
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Author: Archibald Alison
Page Count: 344 pages
Published Date: 01 Feb 2012
Publisher: General Books
Publication Country: Miami Fl, United States
Language: English
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9781235615344
File Name: History.of.Europe.from.the.Commencement.of.the.French.Revolution.in.MDCCLXXXIX.to.the.Restoration.of.the.Bourbons.in.MDCCCXV.(Volume.10).pdf
Download Link: History of Europe from the Commencement of the French Revolution in MDCCLXXXIX to the Restoration of the Bourbons in MDCCCXV (Volume 10)
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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1842. Excerpt: ... 1 not feeling himself in sufficient strength to keep the Chap. field against the superior forces of the Allies, left LXXIV;. Antwerp to its own resources, threw a garrison of a 1814thousand men into M alines, and took post himself at Louvain, as a central point from which he might he able to observe the numerous enemies who now inundated the Low Countries; for, in addition to Bulow and Graham on the side of Antwerp, Winzingerode, with his numerous corps of Russians, was exciting the utmost alarm, as already mentioned, by his unresisted march from the Rhine, by Liege, towards the old French frontier. No sooner was Antwerp Jan. 27. left to its own resources, than Bulow approached its walls and completed their investment; and three thousand additional troops having arrived from England, and a small battering train been obtained from Holland, operations of a vigorous character were commenced against the place. The great object was not to breach and carry its ramparts, for which the battering train as yet at the disposal of the Allies was wholly inadequate, but to bombard the town, and burn the great fleet constructed there by Napoleon; and with which he had so long flattered himself he would effect the subjugation of Great Britain. Extraordinary precautions had, however, been taken by Admiral Missiessy, who commanded the squadrons, to render nugatory the effects of a bombardment, by blinding the ships in the docks with turf, wet blankets, and a variety of other articles, which rendered them impervious to the heaviest shells, as had been done at Malta in the year 1799. On the 1st of February a general attack was made Feb. 1. on the French advanced posts beyond the works, by the combined Prussian and British forces; and although the former experienced a bloody r..

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