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A close-up on: the Battle of Aspern-Essling



- Archduke Charles Erzherzog von Osterreich
- General Jean Rapp
- General Saint-Hilaire
- Maréchal Masséna
- Battle of Aspern-Essling: Napoleon I gives his orders to Maréchal Masséna
- Battle of Essling, the death of Montebello
- Battle of Essling, 22 May 1809
- The death of Maréchal Lannes, Duc de Montebello
- Napoleon returns to Lobau on the Danube after the battle of Essling, 23 May 1809
- Squadron leader of the Dragoons of the Guard leading a charge at Essling, 1809
- Map of Aspern, Essling and the Lobau
- Map of Vienna and its surroundings



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