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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP06 Jul 2020 9:35 p.m. PST

"At the end of October 1757, after the initial invasion of Saxony the Franco-Imperial army which had previously retreated into the Eisenach Hills finally came out in the open. Frederick II who was waiting for such an opportunity since mid-September quickly concentrated his army at Leipzig.

By October 31, Frederick was at Weissenfels. He crossed the Saale River the following day. From November 2 to 5, both armies manoeuvred and counter-manoeuvred trying to get an advantageous position from where a successful attack could be launched upon the enemy…"

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