A Campaign Game normally begins on April 16 with a struggle over the Landshut bridges, as Deroy's Bavarian 3rd Division strives to delay the greatly superior forces of the Archduke Charles. If history repeats itself, April 21 will find the Austrians retreating through Landshut hoping to regain the safety of the east bank of the River Isar.
In this and in the following pages, a red V on the map indictates the point from which a photo was taken and the direction of view; the red numeral identifies the photo (e.g. 85 for the first photo, "Ldsht85").
Looking south across the south branch of the Isar River from "Zwischen den Brücken" ("between the bridges") Island toward downtown Landshut and the Heilig-Geist-Kirche (Church of the Holy Ghost). Bridge at right. Approximately the same viewpoint as used for the painting on the dust jacket of With Eagles to Glory.
Looking north across the south branch of the Isar River from downtown Landshut toward "Zwischen den Brücken" Island.
South branch of the Isar River, looking west from the bridge. Downtown Landshut on left, "Zwischen den Brücken" Island on right.
Death of GeneralMajor von Zandt on "Zwischen den Brücken" Island, 21 April 1809, by bridge over the south branch of the River Isar. From the dust jacket of With Eagles to Glory by John H. Gill, Greenhill, London 1992.
Side street on "Zwischen den Brücken" Island.
North branch of the Isar River, looking southwest from bridge. "Zwischen den Brücken" Island at left.
Looking south across the bridge on the north branch of the Isar River toward "Zwischen den Brücken" Island.
Main square, downtown Landshut (one block south of the River Isar), looking south.
Looking south from downtown Landshut to the heights.
Up on the heights: Looking west from Burg (castle) Trausnitz over the Isar Valley.
Looking northwest from Burg Trausnitz over downtown Landshut.
Looking west from Burg Trausnitz.
Looking west-southwest from Burg Trausnitz. Views 94, 95, and 96 overlap to form a panorama.
Looking northwest from "Stadtblick" viewpoint over Landshut.
Looking west from "Stadtblick" viewpoint over Landshut.
Looking southeast from Altdorf toward Landshut.
Looking northwest from Altdorf toward the hills, and destiny.
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