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The battle of the Nations. Storming of the Grimma gate in the evening of the 19th of October 1813

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Series:

Der praktische Schulmann

Timeframe:

Langes 19. Jahrhundert

Scene of action:

Leipzig

Illustrator:

Haug, R.

Publisher:

Der praktische Schulmann, Keller und Nehmann, Stuttgart

Year of publication:

1938

Themes:

War    European history   

The picture shows the decisive battle against Napoleon’s troops on October 16th to 19th 1813, the battle of the nations near Leipzig. You can see the storming of Leipzig right after the retreat of the French troops. Depicted are invading soldiers in street fights with French troops. The Prussian General Friedrich Wilhelm von Bülow was the first who arrived in Leipzig and seized the suburb of Grimma. The Prussian allies were Austria, Russia and Sweden.