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 Post subject: 220th Anniversary of the Battle of Castiglione
PostPosted: Fri Aug 05, 2016 12:19 am 
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On this day 220 years ago Bonaparte defeated Wurmser's Austrian army at Castiglione (Solferino some also call it). Wurmser's army had attacked in several columns and one by one the French defeated them.

Lonato (two different actions), Castiglione 1 followed by the larger battle of the same name. Brescia had been retaken a few days earlier.

Great victory for the young French general. For more info read "Road to Rivoli" - great read and its about time more attention is paid to these earlier battles than to you know where (that starts with a W and ends with an O) ;)

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 Post subject: Re: 220th Anniversary of the Battle of Castiglione
PostPosted: Fri Aug 05, 2016 8:55 pm 
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Bill Peters wrote:
On this day 220 years ago Bonaparte defeated Wurmser's Austrian army at Castiglione (Solferino some also call it). Wurmser's army had attacked in several columns and one by one the French defeated them.

Lonato (two different actions), Castiglione 1 followed by the larger battle of the same name. Brescia had been retaken a few days earlier.

Great victory for the young French general. For more info read "Road to Rivoli" - great read and its about time more attention is paid to these earlier battles than to you know where (that starts with a W and ends with an O) ;)


Heck I didn't know they had a battle in Waco! :frenchlol:

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 Post subject: Re: 220th Anniversary of the Battle of Castiglione
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Well not exactly the battle I was thinking of ... maybe if Karesh had been defending the reverse slopes he could have beaten the FBI and ATF .. but not Janet Reno ;)

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nelmsm wrote:
Bill Peters wrote:
On this day 220 years ago Bonaparte defeated Wurmser's Austrian army at Castiglione (Solferino some also call it). Wurmser's army had attacked in several columns and one by one the French defeated them.

Lonato (two different actions), Castiglione 1 followed by the larger battle of the same name. Brescia had been retaken a few days earlier.

Great victory for the young French general. For more info read "Road to Rivoli" - great read and its about time more attention is paid to these earlier battles than to you know where (that starts with a W and ends with an O) ;)


Heck I didn't know they had a battle in Waco! :frenchlol:


Horned Frogs vs Red Raiders :lol:

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 Post subject: Re: 220th Anniversary of the Battle of Castiglione
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For a Texan .. is there really any football outside of Texas ;) :russianveryhappy: :frenchlol:

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