Austerlitz, a town now in the Czech Republic is renowned for one of Napoleon's greatest military victories, where he defeated the Austrians and Russians on 2 December 1805. The enemy advanced from Olmütz on 1 December and Napoleon's elite III Corps arrived later that night. The contest was long and doubtful but the French won at the expense of 6,800 of their men. Marengo, a village in Piedmont was the scene of Napoleon's victory over the Austrian troops commanded by Baron Melas, on 14 June 1800. It was the French 'will to conquer' that spread panic through the Austrian line, allowing Generals Lannes, Victor and Monnier, to advance afresh towards victory. The battle of Wagram, an Austrian village north east of Vienna, took place on 5 & 6 July 1809 and it was Napoleon's concentrated attack on the Austrians commanded by Archduke Charles that precipated a French victory.