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cairo montenotte

Montenotte, commune de la région de Ligurie, fut le théâtre de la bataille du même nom le 12 avril 1796 durant la campagne d'Italie et des guerres de la Révolution française, entre l'armée française commandée par Bonaparte et les armées du royaume de Sardaigne et du Saint-Empire sous les ordres du comte Eugène-Guillaume d'Argenteau. Napoléon signe ainsi sa première victoire d'envergure, laissant déjà poindre son génie militaire.

Cairo Montenotte, today

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Appointed commander-in-chief of the Army of Italy by the Directory, Napoleon Bonaparte took command in 1796. The strategy of the young general, faced with the complicated situation of the French army, threatened at sea and blocked on land, was to separate the Piedmontese and Austrian armies. The medieval town of Altare thus signs the

The First Italian Campaign began, during which Bonaparte defeated the Allied forces at Montenotte, Dego, Cosseria and Millesimo, using the only way to enter Italy without crossing the mountains. Once the victory was won, Napoleon said: "Hannibal crossed the Alps, we went around them".

Site de la ville de Cairo Montenotte : www.comune.cairo-montenotte.sv.it

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