Animated Napoleonic Battles
History Channel has come up with three excellent animated maps of
key Napoleonic battles - Austerlitz, Waterloo and Trafalgar.
maps move through up to 12 pages and show firstly the overall plans
of the campaigns leading to the battles and are backed up by a concise
shows a satellite view of Europe and where the armies for the Austerlitz
campaign were positioned, their lines of advance and retreat.
the site of Austerlitz the map takes a bird's-eye view of the main
troop dispositions and follows the ebb and flow of the battle with
clearly recognisable icons for infantry and cavalry.
quickly moves from the satellite view, showing where all the Allied
armies were stationed in Europe, down to those of the French, British
and Prussian forces and then to the bird's-eye troop display.
there the map follows the main actions of the battle that decided
battle of Trafalgar begins with position of the previous naval battles
of the era and then explains Napoleon Bonaparte's plan to get his
navy free from the Royal Navy and Admiral Villeneuve's attempt to
escape Admiral Nelson.
the battle is joined the map goes from satellite view to bird's
eye view and shows how the British attacked the French and Spanish
and then gets almost mast high for the close-in action.
can access the animated maps by going to The
History Channel and selecting a battle.