Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Battle Of The Nations : 200 th. Anniversary Day 1

From today TuneUp will commemorate as best as possible the Battle of the Nations which took place exactly 200 years ago.

In France the national press hasn't had lots of attention at this historic event.

This is quite normal since Napoleons legacy, although undeniable omnipresent even today, is covered by the dust of the past. Don't talk about it.

If one wants to read more about the Battle of the Nations, you can start here.

And there's always Wikipedia, although between the french and english version there are some differences as for example concerning the numbers of troops involved.

What happend today 200 years ago?

I invite you to read the very detailed accounts of the two different phases of that day.

First there's one very detailed account concerning the period between 8.00 AM and 13.00 PM available here.

Then there's a second detailed account of what happened between 13.00 PM and 21.00 PM available here.

These pages with the french Order of Battle and the Order of Battle of the coalition are not to be missed either.

More to come tomorrow!!

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