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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP16 Oct 2018 1:53 p.m. PST

"In period uniforms, and thermal underwear, military enthusiasts from all over the world will gather on Saturday to re-enact one of the greatest victories in French history. They will come from the United States, from Australia, from Canada, from Russia, from Britain, and even some from France. They will converge on an obscure village in the Czech Republic which was once called Austerlitz.

Two hundred years ago tomorrow, a valley and a plateau near the village were the scene of a bloody six-hour battle which, above all others, sealed the reputation of Napoleon Bonaparte as a military genius and brought the Emperor Napoleon to the apogee of his power. The part of the emperor in Saturday's re-enactment will be played by an American Napoleonophile, Mark Schneider from Virginia.
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Armand

Personal logo COL Scott ret Supporting Member of TMP16 Oct 2018 8:12 p.m. PST

Interesting

ScottWashburn Sponsoring Member of TMP17 Oct 2018 3:21 a.m. PST

A 13 year old article?

Brownand17 Oct 2018 3:30 a.m. PST

no 12 years old!

42flanker17 Oct 2018 8:46 a.m. PST

'Austerlitz'? N-no… doesn't ring a bell…

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP17 Oct 2018 10:53 a.m. PST

Old… but still interesting…. (smile)

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Armand

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