Reenactment of the Battle Of Leipzig
200th Anniversary of the battle
Members of historical clubs prepare to reenact the 1813 Battle of Leipzig during the Napoleonic War on October 20, 2012 near Leipzig, Germany. The re-enactment of the battle involved around 6,000 people.
The Battle of Leipzig or Battle of the Nations was fought by the coalition armies of Russia, Prussia, Austria and Sweden against the French army of Napoleon I, Emperor of the French, at Leipzig, Saxony.
Napoleon's army also contained Polish and Italian troops as well as Germans from the Confederation of the Rhine.
The battle marked the culmination of the autumn campaign of 1813 during the German campaign and involved over 600,000 soldiers, making it the largest battle in Europe prior to World War I.
There were over 114,000 causalities in only four days.
Being decisively defeated for the first time in battle, Napoleon was compelled to return to France while the Allies hurried to keep their momentum, invading France early the next year. Napoleon was forced to abdicate, and was exiled to Elba that spring.
|Battle Of Leipzig Memorial|
See more photos at http://www.zimbio - Historical Reenactment 1813 Battle Leipzig
and Battle of Leipzig and Spiegel.de/international