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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP29 Oct 2018 2:04 p.m. PST

"The Battle of Leipzig, fought from October 16 to 19, 1813 in Saxony (Germany), was the largest battle of the Napoleonic Wars. Over half a million soldiers were involved. Napoleon Bonaparte and his army of roughly 200,000 men were defeated by over 300,000 soldiers from the armies of Russia, Prussia, Austria and Sweden, led by Russian Tsar Alexander I and Austrian Field Marshal Karl Philipp, Prince of Schwarzenberg. Because of the number of countries involved, the Battle of Leipzig is also known as the Battle of the Nations. It was the biggest battle in Europe prior to World War I…."
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HappyHussar02 Nov 2018 4:21 a.m. PST

And sadly neglected by authors. Waterloo gets several new books every year it seems while over the last few years I can count on one hand the amount of books that cover this battle.

Very sad.

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP02 Nov 2018 10:37 a.m. PST

Agree!.

Amicalement
Armand

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