Eagles over the Alps

Eagles over the Alps

Suvorov in Italy and Switzerland, 1799

Christopher Duffy

A superbly researched and detailed narrative of the Russian campaign in the Alps against the armies of Revolutionary France.
Publication date:
June 2021
Publisher :
Helion and Company
Illustration :
c 50 b/w ills & maps
Format Available     Quantity Price
ISBN : 9781913336134

Dimensions : 245 X 170 mm
Not Yet Published. Available for PreOrder.


• Unique study of the Russian army and its campaign in the Alps against the armies of Revolutionary France
• Draws heavily on Russian, German and French language sources

1799 - Russia's greatest soldier was at war in Italy and Switzerland. Led by Suvorov, believed by many to be the equal of Napoleon, the Russian and Austrian troops claimed one victory after another against the French. Much more than strategy and tactics, this a story of adventure as a Russian army fights desperate rearguard actions, and tries to escape through cruel mountain passes in the night. Suvorov's memory is still treasured in the Russian armed forces today. The last and greatest campaign of this legendary soldier has found a fitting narrator in Christopher Duffy. Suvorov's marches and battles can be traced on the many maps, photographs, and original artwork recreates the appearance of the troops.