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Napoleon in Italy Part 2: Battle of Castiglione

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  • κ²Œμ‹œμΌ 2023. 09. 22.
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    In 1796, at the height of the Revolutionary Wars, Napoleon Bonaparte took command of French forces in northern Italy. He was just 26 years old and had never commanded an army before. Within weeks, he had turned his ragged, demoralised troops into a ferocious fighting force, defeating the Austrians and knocking Piedmont out of the war. With success, Napoleon began to believe it was his destiny to shape the fate of nations. In this series, we follow Napoleon's first glorious campaign step by step.
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  • Epic History TV
    Epic History TV  8 κ°œμ›” μ „ +497

    I hope you enjoy the new video - this one sees Napoleon tested as a military commander like never before - arguably, it's only a mistake by Wurmser and the heroics of Augereau and his division that save him! Thank you to all the Patreon supporters who made this series possible. Thanks also to our video sponsor Enlisted - play now using this link to get a special bonus pack that includes soldiers, weapons and more playen.link/epichistorytv

    • Beep Boop
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    • Kristine Dietz
      Kristine Dietz 7 κ°œμ›” μ „ +6

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    • Broken Bridge
      Broken Bridge 7 κ°œμ›” μ „ +8

      This video series is quite enjoyable. Great job.

    • Phiwe Nkala
      Phiwe Nkala 7 κ°œμ›” μ „

      Don't know if you will see this but next time. DO THE RISE OF THE OTTOMAN EMPIRE

  • Fenniks
    Fenniks 7 κ°œμ›” μ „ +2371

    Fun fact: This would be the same battlefield that Napoleon's Nephew Emperor Napoleon III would fight and achieve victory over the Austrian Emperor Franz Joseph, in 1859.

    • Kevin Xu
      Kevin Xu 7 κ°œμ›” μ „ +78

      Nation State Trek: the next generation

    • Nicholas Leipzig
      Nicholas Leipzig 7 κ°œμ›” μ „ +167

      France then : GLORIOUS as hell!
      France now : what the hell?

    • Jean-Louis Lalonde
      Jean-Louis Lalonde 7 κ°œμ›” μ „ +252

      After the second battle at Solferino, a Swiss man, Henri Dunant, found all the wounded soldiers on the battlefield and began to help them regardless of their origins. He then launched what was to become the Red Cross.

    • Shivansh NA
      Shivansh NA 7 κ°œμ›” μ „ +82

      @Jean-Louis Lalonde absolute Chad bless that guy soul.

    • Nicholas Leipzig
      Nicholas Leipzig 7 κ°œμ›” μ „ +43

      J Kim you do know that Jesus Christ was also related to jews right?

  • Richmond
    Richmond 7 κ°œμ›” μ „ +540

    This is probably my favourite time in history (napoleonic wars)…. This channel, narrator and editors really bring to life the crucial moments/events that shaped the world we see today.
    Much appreciation to all the team at Epic History TV πŸ‘ πŸ‘Œ.

  • Danny N.
    Danny N. 7 κ°œμ›” μ „ +670

    All of this while Napoleon is still in his mid twenties. His accomplishments are incredible.

    • Leonardo David 28
      Leonardo David 28 7 κ°œμ›” μ „ +21

      Late 20s, but yeah…

    • Christian Ifechukwu
      Christian Ifechukwu 7 κ°œμ›” μ „ +29

      There was nothing like teenage years where you got be irresponsible. You moved straight from from childhood to adult!

    • Glenn
      Glenn 7 κ°œμ›” μ „ +9

      Yea and what have you done in ur 20s?πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

    • Tok Tommy
      Tok Tommy 7 κ°œμ›” μ „ +3

      Then think of Alexander!

  • Sean Mac
    Sean Mac 7 κ°œμ›” μ „ +626

    This is some fine work, and I think this campaign really shows us a lot about Napeolon. It's often said that he was a gambler, but this entire campaign was habitual risk-taking. While the situations aren't entirely comparable when Wellington was given a similar situation at Burgos, Wellington cut his losses and retreated. He assumption pretty clearly being that he could always win back the ground. Napeloen didn't play it like that and risked everything he had gained to continue to remain in the field fighting. I would almost say it was somewhat irresponsible and shows perhaps that Napeolon wasn't considering the wider picture, but it's really difficult to dismiss results like this. Also, Castiglione was just tactically brilliant even if it wasn't nearly as decisive as it could have been.

    • Shivansh NA
      Shivansh NA 7 κ°œμ›” μ „ +3

      Mad genius

    • dclark142002
      dclark142002 7 κ°œμ›” μ „ +103

      Irresponsible risk would have been trying to maintain the siege at Mantua.
      The Austrian force here is split, and Napoleon has the interior lines to fairly confidently face either part with advantage.
      Furthermore, Wellington knows that he can always retake the ground...since his position as general is secure (benefits of aristocracy).
      Given the instability of the Directorate...Napoleon may not have believed his personal command would have survived allowing the Austrian general to get away with the offensive. Furthermore, the Austrians signal early on that the objective is merely to relive the siege of Mantua (otherwise the western arm of their advance would have been MUCH stronger)...so Napoleon knows the threat of being cut off only exists if he stays with the siege of Mantua.
      Napoleon knows he can always return to siege Mantua...

    • Alec T
      Alec T 7 κ°œμ›” μ „ +49

      @dclark142002 Also Britian's safety is pretty secure by 1809, whereas the situation for France in 1796 was much more dire

    • Sean Mac
      Sean Mac 7 κ°œμ›” μ „ +10

      @dclark142002 I agree but I wouldn't have started the siege of Mantua until after I had subdued the garrison at Milan. And defended the line Mincio river while doing it. But I am a much less aggressive commander by instinct than Napeolon and like I said it's hard to argue with the results.

    • Bullet-Tooth Tony
      Bullet-Tooth Tony 7 κ°œμ›” μ „ +8

      @Sean Mac It can also be down to the makeup of the army as well, Napoleon had more cavalry than Wellington so he could take more bold risks, Wellington's army was largely infantry with a few thousand cavalry at most.

  • FreeFalling Air
    FreeFalling Air 7 κ°œμ›” μ „ +201

    Man, How lucky are we to have quality historical content like this for free?! We don't deserve y'all 😍

  • Christian Ifechukwu
    Christian Ifechukwu 7 κ°œμ›” μ „ +85

    The key to victory in this campaign was Napoleon's superior communication. How he managed to coordinate troops across vast distances without radios completely beats me!

    • Manish Thakur
      Manish Thakur 27 일 μ „

      heard abt Hannibal?

    • Christian Ifechukwu
      Christian Ifechukwu 25 일 μ „

      @Manish Thakur I guess not. Tell me about him

    • Pavel K.
      Pavel K. 19 일 μ „ +4

      I assume his communications were well organized. Nothing of the sorts of "Take these hills *if practicable*" (Lee at Gettisburg), or sending Light Brigade in the direction of an unspecified handwave (Balaklava), or the order that left Union line broken at Chickamagua. But even if his comms organization was at the same level as his opponents - look at his positioning. Before anything begins, he already had well established interior lines of communications. And while being dispersed over the vast countryside, all major parts of his army remained within an approximate 40 mile distance by a road of each other. So, less than a day for a horse messenger, and a somewhat-less-than-two-days march by infantry.
      By comparison, the Austrians, sheeesh! I mean, attacking on both sides of lake Garda would require an unhealthy amount of windserfers to maintain communications at the best of times.

    • Christian Ifechukwu
      Christian Ifechukwu 19 일 μ „ +1

      @Pavel K. love to have discussions with people like you instead instead of jerks that start of everything with an insult
      Indeed I myself could see there was something wrong with that large body of water dividing the Austrian forces though I couldn't quite place my finger on it....

  • Edwin Inganji
    Edwin Inganji 3 κ°œμ›” μ „ +71

    β€œHe had gifted Napoleon 24 hours. A BLUNDER for which he will pay dearly.” Those words shivered my spine. Napoleon was a legend.

  • Honorio Navarro Mesa
    Honorio Navarro Mesa 7 κ°œμ›” μ „ +190

    It has been epic, overwhelming and spectacular. I can hardly describe how brutal it has been to see it, even much better than the previous one. Napoleon's way of adapting to an almost critical situation proved that, despite all odds, The Little Corporal will always emerge victorious in a one-on-one battle. Let's see again and as many times as necessary. Thank you Epic History TV and PMF Produccions for all your hard work.
    My greetings

  • Military junkie
    Military junkie 7 κ°œμ›” μ „ +316

    β€œ Napoleon invaded Austria itself β€œ
    I can’t wait!

    • Ethan Arnold
      Ethan Arnold 7 κ°œμ›” μ „ +9

      Neither can I!

    • Rodolfo Gaming
      Rodolfo Gaming 7 κ°œμ›” μ „ +16

      Rumor has it Napoleon got tired of invading the Austrians and teaching them the same old lesson

    • David Povara
      David Povara 6 κ°œμ›” μ „

      @Rodolfo Gaming the austrian s got him at a point

    • Transylvanian
      Transylvanian 5 κ°œμ›” μ „ +9

      @David Povara no, the Austrians did not got Napoleon, the Sixth Coalition got Napoleon, on their own the Austrians would have been crushed as they always were.

    • David Povara
      David Povara 5 κ°œμ›” μ „ +1

      @Transylvanian mai rar dai de un transilvanean pe youtube , de unde esti mai exact

  • Carl Gauss
    Carl Gauss 7 κ°œμ›” μ „ +175

    These Milan and Pavia local resistance episodes really foreshadow the challenges Napoleon encounters in his occupation of Spain

    • Zouzou G - Amazigh
      Zouzou G - Amazigh 7 κ°œμ›” μ „ +22

      Not the same scale. France had the experience with insurgency in VendΓ©e. No pity was allowed when civilians rebelled. War should be a military concern.

    • Макс Π ΠΎΠ³ΠΎΠ·ΠΈΠ½
      Макс Π ΠΎΠ³ΠΎΠ·ΠΈΠ½ 7 κ°œμ›” μ „ +3

      Boney played Mongol conqueror during those revolts.

    • Zouzou G - Amazigh
      Zouzou G - Amazigh 7 κ°œμ›” μ „ +22

      @Макс Рогозин that was normal back then. When you riot, you face consequences. Either your win, or you perish.

    • omar bradley
      omar bradley 7 κ°œμ›” μ „ +2

      And the Tyrol, but those were always fomented by zealots of the church.

    • Too Changz
      Too Changz 7 κ°œμ›” μ „ +10

      It's not like napoleon ever put down a royalist revolt or anything

  • Nicholas Leipzig
    Nicholas Leipzig 7 κ°œμ›” μ „ +148

    Your content is so amazing! The quality, the background and your narration makes it feel like the Napoleonic Era is happening right now! It's just epic!

    • NDR 7652
      NDR 7652 7 κ°œμ›” μ „ +3

      *This is the BEST channel on You Tube*

    • Kian Sedaghaty
      Kian Sedaghaty 7 κ°œμ›” μ „ +2

      Absolutely!! THIS VOICE IS MADE FOR THIS ❀

    • Leopold Berger
      Leopold Berger 4 일 μ „

      lose the confederate flag, it's embarassing.

  • A Random Walk
    A Random Walk 7 κ°œμ›” μ „ +44

    Austrians at Napoleon’s camp: we have you surrounded! Surrender!
    Napoleon: No, u

    • harry doyle
      harry doyle 4 κ°œμ›” μ „ +3

      That was such a crazy story. Imagine if one Austrian had just shot Napoleon right there...

  • Treark
    Treark 7 κ°œμ›” μ „ +49

    Keep up the good work of retelling history in a interesting and entertaining way, also keep it up with the amazing animation and artwork.

  • GentlemanGhost1
    GentlemanGhost1 7 κ°œμ›” μ „ +25

    The Count of Wurmser had served in the French army before taking up post winin the Hapsburg Army and while in Hapsburg service, he had distinguished himself by defeating Prussian forces of Fedrick the Great in the War of the Bavarian Succession. It is said, Napoleon being a student of history, respected Wurmser greatly and after his final defeat of the latter, offered unexpectedly generous terms, and allowed Wurmser to return to Austria with the remainder of his men and his colors intact, which helped Wurmser avoid the wrath of his superiors.

  • dclark142002
    dclark142002 7 κ°œμ›” μ „ +69

    Castiglione is an interesting trial run of the concepts Napoleon would use at Austerlitz.
    An attempt to trap an enemy left wing by inviting the enemy center to attack, while waiting for reinforcements to arrive that enable a decisive crushing blow...
    I always wondered how Napoleon got the timing at Austerlitz so perfect...and the answer is, like it often is, practice.

    • Fronzel41
      Fronzel41 7 κ°œμ›” μ „ +1

      Does this mean it was just bluster when he claimed he had learned nothing in his years as a general and had gotten it perfectly right from the start?

    • dclark142002
      dclark142002 5 κ°œμ›” μ „ +8

      @Fronzel41, a lot of Napoleon's sayings were bluster...

  • Manuel Apollo
    Manuel Apollo 7 κ°œμ›” μ „ +90

    As an Italian from Lombardy, I watch this episode with particular interest. So far so good as always, keep up with the good job

    • Prsimo ibn
      Prsimo ibn 7 κ°œμ›” μ „

      Ah the Lombards, always so particular πŸ§€

  • Caleb Shuler
    Caleb Shuler 7 κ°œμ›” μ „ +7

    My gosh, what tactics, what knowledge of the battlefield Napoleon had. He was truly amazing. He made sooo many calls and and orders over all these battles. Never failed til his last. And yes, did it in his 20s at this time. A 26 year old today MIGHT be manager at Mcdonalds

    • Reinhardt Scheepers
      Reinhardt Scheepers 5 κ°œμ›” μ „ +2

      I think it is worth mentioning that Napoleon was no ordinary 26 year old. He was a military genius.

  • Toni
    Toni 7 κ°œμ›” μ „ +13

    The Frankish empire conquests (in Charlemange's reign) would be amazing to watch after this series.

  • Alber
    Alber 7 κ°œμ›” μ „ +47

    Your NapolΓ©on videos are simply unmatched. I always look forward to these

  • Tbuxt⚜
    Tbuxt⚜ 7 κ°œμ›” μ „ +14

    I hope the thousands of examples of battles, of which this channel can narrate only small fractions, can go on to display french fighting spirit that has spanned a millennia, which is so unjustly unraveled by a costly tactical blunder in 1940.
    I thank Epic History TV for doing their duty as historians and bringing forth, true, unbiased, and educational content.

  • Nicholas Perry
    Nicholas Perry 7 κ°œμ›” μ „ +10

    I learnt about Napoleon from reading Andrew Roberts book about him but epic history made me love learning about him.

  • MitchyCool
    MitchyCool 7 κ°œμ›” μ „ +37

    Future history classes will just play these videos.
    Professor: β€œwell class today we’re about the rise and fall of Napoleon…ugh, here just watch this..”

  • daniel santiago urtado
    daniel santiago urtado 7 κ°œμ›” μ „ +47

    Oh! More of Napoleon's meteoric rise to glory! Thanks Epic History!

  • Enzo Nicolas
    Enzo Nicolas 7 κ°œμ›” μ „ +53

    The intro was absolutely EPIC ! Thanks for making us love history

  • Jeff Invest
    Jeff Invest 7 κ°œμ›” μ „ +56

    We Love Napoleon! Thanks for this amazing content guys. 🍻

  • notaid
    notaid 7 κ°œμ›” μ „ +50

    Keep up the great work, can’t wait for Bassano, Arcole, and Rivoli!

  • MrAH2010
    MrAH2010 7 κ°œμ›” μ „ +27

    I really enjoyed the new music selections for this video. It's really adds a new sense of tension and drama to the scenes. Vive le Epic History TV!

  • George Dan
    George Dan 7 κ°œμ›” μ „ +40

    Epic History TV is getting more epic and epic. Thank you for releasing this video it means a lot to me since I'm a student and I finished my exams and this is the perfect treat to my long day at school thank you. πŸ‘πŸ˜

  • Bitan Datta
    Bitan Datta 7 κ°œμ›” μ „ +61

    The episode is made from the heart. I loved the music change at 16:50. The narration and the narrative both make it easy to visualise the problems Napoleon faced and the solutions he devised.
    I belong to the side of the argument that is in favour of calling Napoleon 'the great', because he had a relatively short active life and each aspect of it could individually be worthy of a movie script.
    His life in Corsica, and his mother's affair that helped kickstart his education in France, the formative years- that snowball incident, 13 Vendemiarie, Josephine and her ex-lover's patronage to get command of army of Italy.
    From Invasion of Egypt to first Consul to Emperor- it's a fairytale.
    Austerlitz to Waterloo is rather a cautionary tale.
    His late life, in St Helena is also a very interesting documentation.

    • D DC
      D DC 7 κ°œμ›” μ „ +6

      There is no debate of any reasonable mind that he was β€˜great’ in the sense of a military leader & political figure.
      Whether he was ethically right or wrong continues to be discussed of course. For my part I think his enemies were irredeemably awful people, fighting for shockingly awful reasons.

    • Francis Morin
      Francis Morin 7 κ°œμ›” μ „ +3

      The affair with Marboeuf is likely a legend. His family was already well off by Corsican standard and the support they received was consistent with his father's willingness to collaborate with the French takeover and not that different from the other families that were elevated to French nobility in Corsica. In fact, the very reason that he was left alone with his mom in the first place was because his father went off to France to secure further benefits. There's been a lot of attempts, started by the man himself, to portray his family as poor and starting from nothing but they were basically the 2nd family in Ajaccio and by the time he was "cutting his pay in half to help his poor mother", Joseph was already married to the daughter of one of the richest man in France and pocketing millions. The Snowball fight is a legend, completely made up.

    • Bitan Datta
      Bitan Datta 7 κ°œμ›” μ „ +5

      @D DC Agreed. However, he is not addressed by that epithet.
      This, inspite of Catherine and Peter getting the moniker. Even (the great) Conde.
      I think it has something to do with being the opponent of the established leader of cultural hegemony(read, media) in the world of the period.
      That would explain why Hannibal, a no lesser genius in the art of warfare than Alexander, also isn't addressed as 'the great'.

    • Bitan Datta
      Bitan Datta 7 κ°œμ›” μ „ +5

      @Francis Morin Napoleon's codification of the law, albeit with the help of some prominent legal minds, his military reforms(horse artillery, central position, defeat in details, Corps system); his patronage of Egyptology, even his plunders of art, his contribution towards education, roads and canals, beautification and architecture, his stance towards slavery and feminism...issues that vary from being admirable to downright shameful, the chapters are too many .

    • Francis Morin
      Francis Morin 7 κ°œμ›” μ „

      @Bitan Datta He did not codify the law himself. The Code Napoleon was written and put together entirely by "some prominent legal minds". Napoleon's grasp of the law and economics was limited and he relied intensively on actual experts. For instance, he initially favored a return to the guild system until he was talked out of it. That does not take away from him ordering the code be made that way but he had very little input on it.
      All the military innovations you list were invented by other people prior to Napoleon and used by the revolutionaries to an extent. Horse artillery for instance had been around since Frederick the Great. His genius is that not he discovered any of it as much as he put it together and used it so efficiently. The army he inherited from the revolution gave him the means to score those early victories that made him famous but it also illustrates what happens from 1806 onward as the army replenishes itself with new recruits to replace the experienced soldiers and the decreasing quality of the Grande Armee.
      The patronage of Egyptology is actually an accident. The scientists and scholars brought along to legitimize the expedition to Egypt were supposed to help with amazing things like "better bread production" and other logistical problems but once they arrived to Egypt they had nothing to do and Napoleon reluctantly agreed to let them mess around in Egyptian ruins but his personal interest was limited.
      Don't get me wrong. Napoleon is an immensely complex character to study and he's very interesting. Its just that when you dig a lot you realize that he's not a one man wonder predestined to end up as Emperor of France. He received a great upbringing from his father and uncle but I think it bears saying that most of the Bonaparte family made a good impression on the mainland due to their education. Napoleon himself did not become head of the family until he took control of France. Up to that point it was Joseph who had the money and made the major decisions for the family. Napoleon narrowly avoided a completely different fate when he requested Joseph send him a pasta specialist and funds to buy machines to launch a pasta making business. We could be talking about the Emperor of Pastas instead of the Emperor of France right now but Joseph thought the idea was beneath the family's dignity and refused the request.

  • D Pink
    D Pink 7 κ°œμ›” μ „ +7

    This is absolutely unbelievable!! No wonder why he became emperor.. skills, luck and a those under him performed amazingly. Great video, loyal patrion awaiting the next

  • La Hire
    La Hire 7 κ°œμ›” μ „ +10

    If I can add a small correction: the painting of the capture of Salo does not show the fall of Salo on 29 July but its recapture by the French on 31 July.
    What a great video though.

  • Maceo Ryan-Hess
    Maceo Ryan-Hess 7 κ°œμ›” μ „ +15

    I honestly don't even know how we can get content like this for free. It's amazing content, thank you so much for bringing this into my life.

  • Abdulrahman alhadi
    Abdulrahman alhadi 6 κ°œμ›” μ „ +5

    This episode made my day, But the closing music of this episode with Napoleon on his horse , is just breathtaking and forces you to check daily for Part 3.
    Can’t wait!

  • wuasile kerpici
    wuasile kerpici 7 κ°œμ›” μ „ +4

    Never thought that i will like this period of history so much , the narrator, the graphics ,the style converge into a brilliant piece of art

  • EBBU planespotting
    EBBU planespotting 7 κ°œμ›” μ „ +6

    The little corporal returns to enlighten us once more with his manoeuvres and battlefield tactics. Please lay this never end!

  • SolidAvenger
    SolidAvenger 7 κ°œμ›” μ „ +7

    It's very interesting to see Epic History covering Napoleon's early campaigns while HistoryMarche is doing an entire video series covering Eugene of Savoy's campaign in Eastern Europe under the Austrians. Eugene was one of Napoleon's military role models, and who, likely despite his grudge against Austria, began to respect them over time (between their resilience and ties to Empress Josephine)

  • Robert Rosse
    Robert Rosse 6 κ°œμ›” μ „ +2

    How amazing is it that he bluffed his way out of almost certain capture at Lenato. A true testament to the man’s character and ability to adapt remarkably well to the situations presented to him. A theme we see throughout this campaign. Even more amazing is he’s only 26! I started my career at 26πŸ˜…

  • Real Lion King
    Real Lion King 7 κ°œμ›” μ „ +11

    The amount of beauty and creativity in this video is indescribable πŸ‘πŸ‘

  • Lord Bruno47
    Lord Bruno47 7 κ°œμ›” μ „ +18

    "This effectively brought to a close one of the most critical periods of the whole 1796 campaign, which had seen success and failure for both sides. The Austrians had succeeded in relieving Mantua and capturing the French siege artillery, but Bonaparte had managed, if only narrowly, to keep his army intact, and by a brilliant piece of active defence, had not lost an inch of ground. The cost for both sides had been enormous. The Austrians finally calculated that they had lost about 12,500 men, while in his memoirs Bonaparte admitted to a loss of 7,000, though it is impossible to say how accurate this is. It was two thoroughly exhauseted and severely weakened armies that now tried to recuperate before the next phase of operations.
    -Extract from the end of 'Mantua to Castilgione' chapter of 'The Road to Rivoli', by Martin Boycott-Brown.
    Ive been reading this book for a while and its awesome to read it and then get to watch EHTV's great visualisation of the events.
    For anyone very interested in the Italian campaign or just the Napoleonic wars in general, i highly recommend the book.

  • Charles Scott
    Charles Scott 7 κ°œμ›” μ „ +4

    Every time I listen to an Epic History, I'm reminded how wonderful of a narrator that Charles Nove is. If I could have anyone narrate my life, it would be him.

  • TREZO
    TREZO 7 κ°œμ›” μ „ +11

    For the last 4 year that i have been watching this channel i get tears in my eyes everytime a watch a napoleon video. I do not know what is happening to me, i am not from france and i did not had any love for napoleon, but the work that this video have make me feel like i am there with napoleon and rejoice with every win and cry with every lose. It like watching a football game even if i know the outcome it still bring tears in my eyes. Amazing work Epic History TV keep it like that!

  • L 10
    L 10 7 κ°œμ›” μ „ +6

    Seeing all the familiar names like Murat, Bessieres and Serurier pop up makes it feel like watching a trailer of the Napoleonic Wars.

    • Alex
      Alex 7 κ°œμ›” μ „ +1

      marshall's assemble

  • Marcus Antonius
    Marcus Antonius 7 κ°œμ›” μ „ +2

    Last year I was in vacation to Italy, and visited Peschiera and lake garda for a few days. The fortress is still there, and the entire scene is breathtaking. One of the most beautiful places I ever seen. I can't recommend it enough to people, spending at least 2-3 days there is a must. Nothing better than swimming in crystal-clear water, and then sipping an Aperol spritz while looking over the scene from the beach.

  • Dubby X
    Dubby X 7 κ°œμ›” μ „ +1

    There's something about this channel that just sets it above the rest. I just wish they'd release videos more frequently.

  • Cicero
    Cicero 7 κ°œμ›” μ „ +19

    Im french, and your videos are better to any documentaries from my country. Its been one year than i have discovered your Channel. Your work is great.
    Continuez Γ  nous rΓ©galer, c'est Γ©pique!

  • gurk_the_magnificent
    gurk_the_magnificent 7 κ°œμ›” μ „ +1

    Best part about these early campaign videos is meeting Napoleon’s supporting cast, like Colonel Lannes and Captain Bessieres, and see why Napoleon made them Marshals.

  • jibreeel bin nuh
    jibreeel bin nuh 7 κ°œμ›” μ „ +28

    Extraordinary job well done.
    Often I quote Napoleon to my friends, family and colleagues.
    Poor them, they know not that I am a big subscriber of epic history!.

  • Trump Lover
    Trump Lover 7 κ°œμ›” μ „ +2

    I cannot overstate how badass you guys make this. I AM IN AWE

  • ajjs88
    ajjs88 6 κ°œμ›” μ „ +2

    This is incredible, I am totally gripped throughout. Please could you do some videos on either the War of Spanish Succession, Seven Years War or Gustavus Adolphos. I never see these topics covered. Thanks!

  • Athanasus
    Athanasus 7 κ°œμ›” μ „

    The intensity, narration, graphics, and drama makes this by far the best episode you've done so far in my opinion. Great job @EpichistoryTv!

  • Admiral LunaofWolves
    Admiral LunaofWolves 7 κ°œμ›” μ „

    As always, you manage to make Napoleonic history engaging with what is obviously a labor of love. Thank you.

  • bruno_h
    bruno_h 7 κ°œμ›” μ „ +1

    Wow. Simply outstanding episode, once again. Your content and coverage of the Napoleonic Wars is amazing! Can't wait for the rest!

  • Bullet-Tooth Tony
    Bullet-Tooth Tony 7 κ°œμ›” μ „ +5

    Napoleon was the last great captain of History, we will never see such genius ever again.

    • LordVader1094
      LordVader1094 3 κ°œμ›” μ „ +1

      We may, but it'll be awhile

  • Esteban velez ortiz
    Esteban velez ortiz 7 κ°œμ›” μ „ +9

    Muchas gracias epic history tv por subir la parte 2 de la campaΓ±a de napoleon bonaparte en Italia

  • Marco Alfaro
    Marco Alfaro 7 κ°œμ›” μ „ +2

    Congratulations Epic History for this wonderful video. From the excellent graphics and historial informations to the engaging narration and music. This should be way to present history in our schools. Magnificent, le petit caporal would be proud.

    • hydxkyvggh
      hydxkyvggh 7 κ°œμ›” μ „ +1

      ⬆️⬆️⬆️let's talk I have a present for you πŸŽπŸŽπŸ‘

  • Zeoxis6
    Zeoxis6 7 κ°œμ›” μ „

    Love the drama when Napoleon and his army are under a lot of pressure and seeing how they get out of it. Y'all do excellent work, can't get enough!

  • Todd Gaines
    Todd Gaines 7 κ°œμ›” μ „ +1

    I LOVE this series. Narrator has such gravity when he speaks, the content is incisive, the score is awesome!!

  • Gabriel Huaraca
    Gabriel Huaraca 7 κ°œμ›” μ „ +4

    Como siempre, una excelente reseΓ±a de la primera campaΓ±a de NapoleΓ³n Bonaparte como general en Italia. Larga vida al emperador !!!!!!

  • Mr Boss 99
    Mr Boss 99 7 κ°œμ›” μ „ +3

    As a history graduate, these videos are phenomenal. The narration, the music, the details of the commanders and areas, the battles, it’s honestly fantastic

  • Blake Dale
    Blake Dale 7 κ°œμ›” μ „ +1

    Great video as always. Would love one on the Franco Prussian war to cover some of the stuff you've went over in revolutions of the time. No other channel makes videos that make you just want to learn more

  • sam b
    sam b 7 κ°œμ›” μ „ +1

    YES! so stoked on this series. I love you all. side note: if this campaign is of interest the Napoleonic Quarterly podcast has done an excellent job of going over it in detail with multiple PhD historians specializing in the period. some of the best scholarship I've ever heard in a podcast.

  • Austin Bowen-Kelly
    Austin Bowen-Kelly 7 κ°œμ›” μ „ +1

    Epic History TV! Your videos are always of the highest quality and are my go-to. I’ve listened to your Napoleon series time and time again, so the fact that you’re continuing to put out more is just amazing! Thank you!

  • Furkan Korkmaz
    Furkan Korkmaz 7 κ°œμ›” μ „ +1

    I hope that the next episode won't take long to be online! Can't wait to watch the next episode in this series, amazing work

  • Jordan
    Jordan 7 κ°œμ›” μ „ +1

    Absolutely brilliant as always! This is, bar none, the best historical series I have ever seen. Thank you for the amazing content!

  • Rishi
    Rishi 7 κ°œμ›” μ „ +5

    Brilliant video, Epic history with PMF never cease to disappoint

  • Yav Yav
    Yav Yav 7 κ°œμ›” μ „ +1

    Very fine job, loved the fact that its even more detailed as usual. Smaller armies but more details !

  • K
    K 7 κ°œμ›” μ „ +1

    This is honestly my favorite history channel, especially on this topic.

  • Kevin E
    Kevin E 7 κ°œμ›” μ „ +2

    This is amazing. All the tactics, details and tensions. Outanding new soundtracks too. Brillant !

  • turnupthesun81
    turnupthesun81 7 κ°œμ›” μ „ +7

    Another top notch video! Keep up the great work.

  • Phil Ryan
    Phil Ryan 7 κ°œμ›” μ „ +1

    Been looking forward to seeing this, since watching part 1, love it as someone who’s into history. Keep up the good work πŸ‘πŸ»

  • Calm Like A Bomb
    Calm Like A Bomb 7 κ°œμ›” μ „ +3

    I think multiple historic battles were fought around that area. seems to be a good battleground even in the roman ancient times.

  • Omar
    Omar 7 κ°œμ›” μ „ +1

    Please keep making more of those videos they're absolutely amazing and incredibly well researched!

  • TheDarkAbyss
    TheDarkAbyss 7 κ°œμ›” μ „ +1

    Brilliant video once again, I always look forward to these videos and love the quality! Thank you for making a great part of history a treat to learn

  • Andrew Pietrzak
    Andrew Pietrzak 7 κ°œμ›” μ „

    You may be my litteral favorite story teller of all time! Keep it up!

  • AYVYN
    AYVYN 7 κ°œμ›” μ „ +4

    You have some of the most detailed historical videos on KRclip. Viewers can pause before battles and form their own strategies. I was captivated from start to finish. Thank you for continuing this series!

  • Xaelyrion
    Xaelyrion 7 κ°œμ›” μ „ +2

    I love the content this channel puts out so much.

  • Ontinaon
    Ontinaon 7 κ°œμ›” μ „ +4

    i really love these kind of videos, but im really curious on how you make the animation. i really wanna make videos like this but more focused on heavily detailed important battles of the french revolutionary wars (valmy, glorious first of june, jemappes, kaiserslautern, quiberon, etc) ive been looking anywhere and i cant really find anything useful. especially on how to make detailed well made maps, i cannot find a shred of information on that

  • Pianoman 1
    Pianoman 1 7 κ°œμ›” μ „

    I can sense these videos are made with passion ! Thank you for your work, you deserve all he praise!
    I hope maybe one day you’ll do a series on medieval wars, e.g the 100 years War

  • Russianmarine
    Russianmarine 7 κ°œμ›” μ „ +1

    Ooh man, This gave me goosebumps. I can't wait for part 3! 9.5/10

  • JonSnob
    JonSnob 7 κ°œμ›” μ „

    I am passionate about the work you guys do! And I am very happy about the work of so many good dissemination channels together!

  • Levi's burner
    Levi's burner 7 κ°œμ›” μ „ +1

    Loving this series. Hopefully in the future Epic History will do Napoleon's time in Egypt and Syria

  • Mike Bison
    Mike Bison 7 κ°œμ›” μ „

    Having followed your Napoleonic Wars videos, including your documentary about the Marshalls, it’s absolutely surreal to recognize so many names here that would go on to hold so much significance less than ten years into the future.

  • Pax
    Pax 7 κ°œμ›” μ „ +53

    1796: Napoleon defeats the Austrians at Solferino
    1859: Napoleon defeats the Austrians at Solferino
    Seems the Austrians do not have any luck fighting Napoleons in Italy.
    Really great episode and fun to see all the familiar faces before they became famous marshals.

    • Макс Π ΠΎΠ³ΠΎΠ·ΠΈΠ½
      Макс Π ΠΎΠ³ΠΎΠ·ΠΈΠ½ 7 κ°œμ›” μ „ +6

      They missed the real opportunity to finish him once and for all at Marengo.

    • omar bradley
      omar bradley 7 κ°œμ›” μ „ +5

      After beating the French some many times in Italy the Austrians were defeated by Napoleon. Then they become a second tier power

    • Voichita Dan
      Voichita Dan 7 κ°œμ›” μ „

      Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha πŸ˜‚

    • Radec
      Radec 7 κ°œμ›” μ „ +1

      in 1859 was with 37,000 Italians

    • elmascapo
      elmascapo 6 κ°œμ›” μ „

      ​@Radec who proceded to run their heads into a stonewall

  • Nimrud
    Nimrud 7 κ°œμ›” μ „ +1

    Epic !! 200 years of writing and analysis concentrated in this great work. Thank you thank you thank you ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

  • Victor Gonzalez
    Victor Gonzalez 7 κ°œμ›” μ „

    This series is amazing, can't wait for the next one

  • jaime venegas
    jaime venegas 7 κ°œμ›” μ „ +3

    Another damn good video from epic history & pmf productions . πŸ‘ Bravo

  • Jon Cutshall
    Jon Cutshall 7 κ°œμ›” μ „ +2

    The narrator is amazing πŸ‘Œ the graphics are spectacular and napoleon is the greatest of all time πŸ™Œ. MORE VIDEOS PLEASE πŸ™

  • KHK001
    KHK001 7 κ°œμ›” μ „ +8

    Another great video! thanks EHTV as always!

  • porphyry
    porphyry 7 κ°œμ›” μ „ +4

    23:36 "...but he can not save the redoubt at Monte Medolano. Napoleon's aide-de-camp, Major Marmont, leads forward a battery to blast the position." classic!

  • Perdog
    Perdog 7 κ°œμ›” μ „ +1

    Great video! I never realized that Napoleon's army was in such a dangerous, precarious situation during the Italy campaign.

    • VΕ© TiαΊΏn PhΓΊc
      VΕ© TiαΊΏn PhΓΊc 7 κ°œμ›” μ „ +1

      He always in danger during the Italy campaign until the Mantua defeat, most of the French reinforcement are for Moreau in Germany while Austrian in Italy always get reinforce

  • eric v
    eric v 13 일 μ „

    Brilliant work. I came across this by luck, and I'm so glad I did. I am on the second episode and will gladly continue watching the rest.

  • Charzhino
    Charzhino 7 κ°œμ›” μ „

    The first time im actually watching Napoleon's war legacy and Im amazed at how he can just go from one battle to the next across hundreds of miles with basic navigation and transport yet still topple any enemy infront of his for over 10 years straight. Its an unprecedented rampage of Europe

  • haris000000
    haris000000 7 κ°œμ›” μ „

    This documentary series is incredible. Congratulatons to your team for this masterpiece. Bravo

  • Riri
    Riri 7 κ°œμ›” μ „

    I love your work and these videos are amazing so fun to watch. Just wanted to say tho that I miss the old looks of the generals and commanders. Love the old style more than this newer one. To me it felt like it fit more for this age along with how pretty they were. Great work tho and continue the great work!

  • Π’1000 Youtube
    Π’1000 Youtube 5 κ°œμ›” μ „ +3

    These are the most clear of the media sphere. The veteran channel sure shows all the newcomers who's boss

  • Django Banjo
    Django Banjo 7 κ°œμ›” μ „

    I really enjoyed both parts of this. Well made, and very well narrated. Great job!

  • Adalet GΓΌΓ§tΓΌr
    Adalet GΓΌΓ§tΓΌr  7 κ°œμ›” μ „ +2

    Really incredible work. Thank you for this wonderful video. I hope your next videos will have such a nice Turkish translation.

  • RoboticDragon
    RoboticDragon 7 κ°œμ›” μ „ +1

    Its so nice to see my name in the end credits as a supporter. You guys make the absolute best videos on Napolean. This channel is top notch and never skimps on anything.

  • George Pantziarelas
    George Pantziarelas 7 κ°œμ›” μ „ +1

    Awesome video ! I would really love to see a series on the Second French empire and Napoleon III. While not a military genius like his uncle and taking into consideration that his commanders and armies were nothing like those in the Napoleonic wars I find the period fascinating and very important for the course of history. Napoleon III was an incredibly ambitious man who was hoping to revive the glorious days of France. While he failed he went through great lengths to assert French influence and dominance over Europe and the World in the general. Crimean war, Second Italian war of independence, French intervention in Mexico and the Franco Prussian war were all very key moments of history and concluded the prologue of what was about to follow in WW1