Mack’s Delusions

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Mack received (erroneous) news that the British had landed at Boulogne and revolution had broken out in France. Mack thus concluded that Napoleon was retreating to the Rhine. Mack's credulity is of a piece with his belief that Napoleon's domestic political situation was more fragile than it was – he seems to have imagined, for instance, that Napoleon ran a real risk of a coup if he left the country. Incredible as it seems Mack now decided to position his forces so that he could pursue Napoleon back to the Rhine, while Reisch was sent down the left bank of the Danube toward Donauwörth, a decision that led to the battle of Elchingen on October 14.

Month: 
10
Day: 
13
Map Name 1: 
ulm
X1: 
-100
Y1: 
15
Phase: 
Phase 3 - 10/7-10/20