18 February, 1814
a second Allied army under Field Marshal Karl Schwarzenberg
moving against Paris, Napoleon
Bonaparte switched his sights from Marshal
Blucher's Army of Silesia to the threatening Army of
100-kilometre forced march had exhausted the French troops,
but they took to Schwarzenberg's army with a passion that
fires up troops defending their own lands.
massive bombardment from a grand battery of artillery was
followed by a ferocious assault that cleared the town of
Montereau of Austrian troops.
Schwarzenberg lost some 6000 men compared with Bonaparte's