Gunter Schneider – 1794 – French on the way to the Rhine the Rhine area was after this campaign for twenty years in French hands and belonged beginning in 1801 after the peace of Luneville also answerable to France. Michael Jordan takes a slightly different approach. Only after the defeat of Napoleon in 1814/15, it passed to Prussia and the Netherlands. The book covers the period from the birth of the French “Sambre-Meuse army” after the battle of Fleurus in June 1794 until autumn 1795 first and foremost, as the French crossed the Rhine and advanced further after Germany. The first part devoted to the French advance and retreat of the Austrian army up to the Maas River, then up to RUR, and finally across the Rhine. Taking the free Imperial City of Aachen is a wide as well as the battle of Aldenhoven here on October 2, 1794.
Also the diplomatic implications of Vienna are illuminated here in detail the Allied Prussian and Dutch with English, in addition to the military setbacks to the withdrawal of the Austrians led from the Rhine area. The second part deals with the crew of the French in the area between the Rhine and the Meuse. A main focus is the first administrative measures, as well as the loads for the civilian population that inevitably accompanied by an occupying power of approximately 100,000 soldiers here. On the other hand, the lives of French soldiers in the army is considered also based on eyewitness reports, also had to suffer under varied hardships. The third part reflects the discussion in France and in the Rhine-Meuse region, which dealt with the future of the occupied lands area: should be incorporated into the territory of the French Republic or it should favour the education of a Cisrhenanischen dependent on France Republic. Also, peace is considered by Basel, by which Prussia retired from the anti-French coalition. The designs are complemented by a comprehensive annex with a timeline, biographies of involved persons and a Bibliography. The book with numerous, primarily contemporary illustrations and colored maps illustrating the described events is illustrated. Schneider, Gunter: 1794 – the French on the way to the Rhein210 pages, fixed 24 x 16 cm, 34 color illustrations, ISBN 3-938208-24-4 bound with dust jacket, black and white, 66 illustrations