I am reading "The End of the Old Order" by Kagan. He gives the credit for the chicanery that got Murat over the bridge at Vienna in the aftermath of Ulm to Bertrand. He claims previous writers were wrong in attributing this ruse to Murat and he barely mentions Lannes.
Lannes is a bit of a hero of mine and I don't like to see him deprived of the credit, if , indeed credit is due for chicanery. I feel it is far more in keeping with Lannes' style than that of Bertrand who has always struck me as too conventional to have come up with the idea of the ruse himself. What does the forum think?