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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP In the TMP Dawghouse03 Mar 2018 10:46 a.m. PST

Hope… one day… they did more of this movies… (smile)

"The Battle of Schöngrabern, also known as the Battle of Hollabrunn, was an engagement in the Napoleonic Wars during the War of the Third Coalition, fought on 16 November 1805 near Hollabrunn in Lower Austria, four weeks after the Battle of Ulm and two weeks before the Battle of Austerlitz (Slavkov, Moravia – now Czech Republic).

The Russian army of Kutuzov was retiring north of the Danube before the French army of Napoleon. On 13 November 1805 Marshals Murat and Lannes, commanding the French advance guard, had captured a bridge over the Danube at Vienna by falsely claiming that an armistice had been signed, and then rushing the bridge while the guards were distracted. Kutuzov needed to gain time in order to make contact near Brno (Brünn) with reinforcements led by Buxhowden. He ordered his rearguard under Major-General Prince Pyotr Bagration to delay the French.

Murat and Lannes commanded the 4th and 5th Corps and the Reserve Cavalry. Bagration took up a position about 6 km north of Hollabrunn, on the hill above the small town of Schöngrabern (today part of Grabern). Murat believed that the whole of the Russian army was before him, and hesitated to attack. Bagration then suggested to Murat that negotiations for an armistice should be opened. Murat agreed, and did not attack. When Napoleon was informed of this he was furious and wrote to Murat:…"
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Hope you enjoy!


MaggieC7003 Mar 2018 5:19 p.m. PST

That YouTube clip was not the battle of Schongrabern/Hollabrun. The geography was all wrong but, more important, it had been snowing for several days and everything was covered by drifts and what passed for roads was largely icy.

Murat had the Reserve Cavalry and Lannes V Corps, but IV Corps was Soult's last time I looked. And they were not there.

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP In the TMP Dawghouse04 Mar 2018 2:22 p.m. PST


But … I enjoyed the film anyway!… (smile)


MaggieC7004 Mar 2018 2:49 p.m. PST

Of course… any Napoleonic era battle is well worth watching.

But you know me, Armand, always picky!

Gazzola05 Mar 2018 8:48 a.m. PST


I think this clip is from a War and Peace film or series covering the 1812 Russian campaign. But I can't remember if scene shown represented an earlier battle or part of the actual 1812 Battle of Borodino?

But good to watch anyway.

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP In the TMP Dawghouse05 Mar 2018 9:57 a.m. PST

Glad you enjoyed it my good friend!.


138SquadronRAF Supporting Member of TMP05 Mar 2018 10:28 a.m. PST

Another nice find. Impressionistic if not accurate for that battle.

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP In the TMP Dawghouse06 Mar 2018 9:00 p.m. PST

Glad you enjoyed it too my dear cousin! (smile)


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