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1807 - Eylau & Friedland

Napoleon at Eylau

Napoleon at Eylau.

Introduction

The defeat of Prussia in the "blitzkrieg" campaign of October 1806 failed to bring peace. 15,000 Prussians under Gen Lestocq still held out in Eastern Prussia. Meanwhile, Russian reinforcements totalling around 70,000 men were on their way. Although his troops were tired and eager to go home after their great victory over Prussia, Napoleon resolved to meet the Russians head on in Poland.

Opening Moves

 

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Sources:

David Chandler, Campaigns of Napoleon

F Loraine Petre, Napoleon's Campaign in Poland, 1806-1807

AG MacDonell, Napoleon and his Marshals

 

 

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