|Austerlitz (War & Peace episode 5): Recap
||[Mar. 9th, 2014|12:20 pm]
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The Battle of Austerlitz also known as the Battle of the Three Emperors, is the main theme of this epidose. This battle was one of Napoleon’s greatest victories, where the French Empire effectively crushed the Third Coalition (an alliance of Austria, Russia and others). On 2 December 1805 (20 November Old Style, 11 Frimaire An XIV, in the French Republican Calendar), a French army, commanded by Napoleon, decisively defeated a Russo-Austrian army, commanded by Tsar Alexander I, after nearly nine hours of difficult fighting.
This episode starts with Napoleon who sends General Savary to the Tsar to tell him that his support of Austria deplywounds him. Of course he also send him as a spy so he can find out Marshal Kutuzov’s next move.
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