Tuesday, October 08, 2013

Shifting fortunes of war, Bavaria leaves the French alliance 8 October 1813

News that the Bavarians had changed sides on 8 October and were indeed about to join the Allied side with 50,000 men changed the political and military situation.  This army was astride Napoleon's lines of communication and could cut off his retreat.

p. 63 Campaign Series #25, LEIPZIG 1813, Peter Hofschroer

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