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The Austerlitz Sword carried by Napoleon

Schools Waterloo 200
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About this Artefact by: Waterloo 200 Coordinator

Date added: 13 Mar 2015

This beautifully decorated sword was carried by the French Emperor Napoleon at the Battle of Austerlitz, on 2 December 1805. In this decisive victory, the French forces annihilated a combined Austrian and Russian force sent to destroy the upstart Bonaparte.Success allowed Napoleon to dominate Europe, opposed only by Britain. 10 years after Austerlitz, at the Battle of Waterloo, Napoleon suffered his own crushing defeat, finally ending his incredible military career.

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Thanks to the Musee de l'Armee

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