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1813 and the lead up to the Battle of Leipzig

 

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The Battle of Leipzig is the emblematic moment of 1813, a sort of bloody highwater point, marking the transition of the war from central Europe to France. And though it is a moment which attracts attention, it was preceded by 10 months of diplomatic chicanery and exceedingly vicious fighting in appaling weather conditions. This multiform dossier focuses on and attempts to recount and explain those momentous events of 1813. Read on...


 

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