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Personal logo Editor in Chief Bill The Editor of TMP Fezian08 Jun 2018 5:52 p.m. PST

According to some estimates, 55,000 soldiers died when Napoleon Bonaparte's troops clashed with the Austrian army during the Battle of Wagram between July 5 and 6, 1809. Many of them were buried directly on the plain, and for the first time, archaeologists are systematically excavating the battlefield…

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forwardmarchstudios08 Jun 2018 6:25 p.m. PST

"Crushed" is a bit harsh…

bobspruster09 Jun 2018 4:07 a.m. PST

I should be in the area next May, but it sounds like the dig will be over by then…

John Edmundson09 Jun 2018 8:30 p.m. PST

I suppose the individuals in the mass grave probably felt a bit crushed by their experience . . .

Wagram itself wasn't exactly up there with Napoleon's most impressive performances but the strategic outcome – significant loss of territory and a pretty humiliating treaty – was crushing for Austria-Hungary in the short term. It is an interesting article, especially for what the research could reveal about the soldiers of the day.

Cheers,
John

Edwulf10 Jun 2018 6:23 a.m. PST

55 000 dead? So that would mean about 300 000 Wounded?

Lambert Supporting Member of TMP11 Jun 2018 1:06 p.m. PST

Interesting article, thanks Bill

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