15-17 November, 1796
Guides for Northern Italy
three-day battle famous for Napoleon
Bonaparte grabbing a flag and personally leading an
assault across the Arcola bridge.
span was the centre of fighting as the French desperately
tried to force the Austrians backwards.
On the final day, the French generals Massena
and Augereau forced their
way across the river and the defenders, fearful of being
trapped, quickly retreated.