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09 Aug 2020 6:39 p.m. PST
by Editor in Chief Bill

  • Changed title from "Berthier- Austerlitz" to "Berthier - Austerlitz"Removed from Plastic Figures boardRemoved from Conversions boardRemoved from WWII Land Gallery board
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Personal logo SHaT1984 Supporting Member of TMP09 Aug 2020 4:33 p.m. PST

I just bought (a facsimile) book of the account of the battle.
Tell me I did good ;-(∆)

u28 Berthier- Marshal and Major-General_sm2

by DaveW, on Flickr

Franck10 Aug 2020 9:57 a.m. PST

That's Oudinot on that painting

Brechtel198 Supporting Member of TMP10 Aug 2020 2:34 p.m. PST

That is definitely Oudinot.

Personal logo SHaT1984 Supporting Member of TMP10 Aug 2020 5:10 p.m. PST

OOps how embarrassing. :~[

So I wonder why he's hung in the Musee de Neufchatel now ?
It is [an original painting] from an original slide of my own, an unlabelled scan that I've taken as Berthier ever since I made it back in th '90's. I'll have to dig up my record notes obviously.

I know it's from there as adjacent slides are museum exhibits, including the very perfect armoral plate of the Prince '1806-1814'.

Anyway thankyou- now how about the book?

u29 Porcelain Pr Neuchatel_adj sm by DaveW, on Flickr

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Brechtel198 Supporting Member of TMP11 Aug 2020 3:52 a.m. PST

To which book are you referring? I must have missed it…

MarbotsChasseurs11 Aug 2020 7:06 a.m. PST
Personal logo SHaT1984 Supporting Member of TMP11 Aug 2020 2:44 p.m. PST

Yes thats the painting, different frame so a different copy (cant imagine museums actually selling exhibits).

BooK: link

The Battle of Austerlitz by Alexandre Berthier 1806.

Personal logo SHaT1984 Supporting Member of TMP15 Aug 2020 10:40 a.m. PST

Better get this right~ a less formal and more relaxed view of the most important marshal- working in his imperial environment. Source unknown.

Berthier_ Marshal and Major-General _Empire France_55

See thw whole album for free at_ DaveW, on Flickr

Personal logo SHaT1984 Supporting Member of TMP19 Aug 2020 3:41 a.m. PST

Just arrived in the post:-
Publication information

IMG_4765_The Battle of Austerlitz- Alexandre Berthier 1806

by DaveW, on Flickr

No, I'd never heard of it either!
regards d

Personal logo SHaT1984 Supporting Member of TMP21 Aug 2020 2:29 p.m. PST


So now I know, it's an "official" account of the battle in it's tightest form, with all the pallaver and dross that goes with fawning and notable 'revisions' previously submitted for 'approval'.

Still- given that I'm prepared to accept with the knowledge of detail Goetz has provided also, that a number of elements critical to the battle are now at least recognisable.

The translation is subtle and doesn't bother with all the military terms we already understand (whew!), but in places I think at risk because of the mangled syntax used.

However, is it value for money? Probably not. However, should a military Napoleonphile and historian own a copy, probably yes?

Regards davew

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