- Jun 2018
- Santiago del Estero - Argentina
I know the Battle of Wagram was not a tactic masterpiece like Austerlitz, or a battle in which he annihilated his enemy's forces, like Jena or Friedland, but still! To call it a “phyrric victory” like historian Andrew Robert does, seems very inaccurate and undeserving. The Austrians asked for an armistice just 4 days after the battle, which clearly shows their army, although not destroyed, was sufficiently damaged so as to not be able to keep up fighting, because otherwise, you don’t ask for an armistice so soon! And the peace terms of the Treaty of Schonbrunn clearly showed the French campaign had crushed the Austrians, otherwise such a humiliating and harsh peace would have never been accepted, yet it was. Or am i mistaken and the austrians COULD have go on fighting despite their defeat at wagram? If so, could they have won the war?