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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP In the TMP Dawghouse15 Jan 2019 9:02 p.m. PST

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"The lineage of French interventions in northern Italy was long by the time Bonaparte led his Armée d'Italie on one of the most strikingly successful campaigns in history. A series of campaigns between 1792 and 1796 saw the County of Nice and Savoy come under French control while limited fighting around the Piedmontese border had given the French the upper hand. In 1796 Bonaparte was appointed commander of the ill-supplied and reportedly demoralised Army of Italy. His troops nonetheless responded to his tactical daring and won a series of lightening engagements which took Piedmont-Sardinia out of the war. The number …"
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