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Napoleon Defeated: Aspern 1809

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  1. dexter

    dexter SENIOR MEMBER

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    In 1809, with Napoleon and his best troops bogged down in Spain, Austria decided to try to get revenge for her humiliation at Austerlitz three years before. Archduke Charles led an invasion of France's ally Bavaria, but Napoleon raised fresh troops and transformed the strategic situation in four days of hard fighting along the Danube. But having taken Vienna, Napoleon's overconfidence led to a desperate battle at Aspern-Essling, resulting in his first major defeat as Emperor, and the death of his closest friend.
     
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    Attention to detail by these people is very spot on.

    The background music is Egmont overture, beethoven composed it in livid anger at napoleon and the seeking of retribution/justice against who he saw as usurping tyrant (after seeing him as liberator just years before).

    So very fitting that its given as the music for napoleon first major defeat and sign of the final doom for him to come with time.



    @RAMPAGE @Jungibaaz @Joe Shearer
     
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