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1805’s Battle of Austerlitz erupts in quiet chateau grounds

Battle of Austerlitz reconstruction near Prostějov
Battle of Austerlitz reconstruction near Prostějov
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Around 50 members of military history clubs and extras gathered for battle reconstructions as part of the Emperor’s Faithful programme of events.

The “renewed hostilities” – brought to life in chateau grounds in Čechy pod Kosířem, near Prostějov, Central Moravia – re-enacted Battle of Austerlitz (or “Battle of Slavkov”) clashes between Napoleon’s forces and a far large Russian and Austrian army led by Czar Alexander I and Holy Roman Emperor Francis II which took place in December 1805.

Cavalry and cannon regiments were prominent as battle was joined. Pictured are French field infantry cannoneers with a four-pounder cannon. The Battle of Austerlitz, one of the most decisive engagements of the Napoleonic Wars, is often cited as the greatest victory achieved by the French emperor.

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