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The Battle of Lutzen, May 2nd 1813, was an important conflict in the campaign of 1813 to liberate Germany from Napoleon’s rule.  It was fought between

the French

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under the command of Napoleon, and the combined army of

Prussia

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and Russia

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under the command of Prince Wittgenstein.

The slides below explain the build-up to the battle and the details of the event, beginning with Napoleon’s retreat from Russia in 1812.

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Links to the references can be found here.

Napoleon: lessons in coalition fighting

Lutzen and Bautzen 1813

The Campaigns of Napoleon

An animated gif of the battle sequence is below. It’s best viewed by clicking on the image and opening in a new window, or downloading and using Windows Picture Viewer.

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The full set of slides above are posted here as a pdf file.