Napoleon feted in Czech reenactment of Battle of Austerlitz
(Reuters) - Cannons roared and horses' hooves pounded across the battlefield on which French Emperor Napoleon Bonaparte won one of his most famous victories as hundreds of people took part in a weekend reenactment of the Battle of Austerlitz.
Known as the Battle of the Three Emperors, the clash which was fought on Dec. 2, 1805 saw Napoleon's Grande Armee defeat a larger Russo-Austrian force through tactical brilliance.
The annual Czech event saw enthusiasts in historical costume wielding muskets, pistols and sabres as they re-enacted the clash, which historians regard as one of the most important battles of the Napoleonic wars.
(Writing by Mark Hanrahan in London; editing by Alexander Smith)
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