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Grande Armée

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  1. For a history of the French army in the period 1792-1804 during the wars of the First and Second Coalitions see French Revolutionary Armies

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  2. first entered the annals of history when, in 1805, Napoleon I renamed the army that he had assembled on the French coast of the English Channel for the proposed invasion of Britain and re-deployed it East to commence the Campaign of 1805 against Aust

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  3. French for “the Great Army” or “the Grand Army”

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  4. Thereafter, the name was used for the principal French army deployed in the Campaigns of 1806-07, 1812, and 1813-14

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  5. In practice, however, the term “Grande Armée” is used in English to refer to all of the multinational forces gathered by Napoleon I in his campaigns of the early nineteenth century (see Napoleonic Wars)

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