Russian Imperial Guard Captures a French Eagle

Illustration

Harrison W. Mark
by Bogdan Willewalde
published on 10 July 2023
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During the latter stages of the Battle of Austerlitz (2 December 1805), the cavalry of the Russian Imperial Guard launch a desperate charge on the Pratzen Heights, seizing an Eagle standard from the French 4th Line Regiment. Shortly after this moment, the Russians are beaten back and the French win the battle.

Oil on canvas painting by Bogdan Willewalde, 1884.

Military Historical Museum of Artillery, Engineers and Signal Corps of St. Petersburg, Russia.

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Willewalde, B. (2023, July 10). Russian Imperial Guard Captures a French Eagle. World History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.worldhistory.org/image/17622/russian-imperial-guard-captures-a-french-eagle/

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