"Napoleon's army camping in The Netherlands" Austerlitz by Pavlik_NL
Austerlitz Travel Guide: 8 reviews and 16 photos
Napoleon's biggest victory on the mainland of Europe must have been at the Czechian village of Austerlitz. Here he battled against a combination of Prusian, Austrian (Habsburgian) and Russian troops and came out as the winner. Large parts of Europe fell in French hands and his domination was firm until his journey into Russia with the "Grande Armee". In The Netherlands the army of Napoleon camped out in the forests of "Utrecht heuvelrug" (= hill-range) and general "De Marmont" decided to put his men to work. Under inspiration of the pyramides of Egypt (that he saw before on one of his missions in Africa), he ordered a pyramid built in honour of Napoleon.
Neer the pyramid, in the green forests that surround it, commerce came in the form of a small funfair for children. Ilja was of course very happy with that and he played with many attractions. A round in the train, flying in a plane and ...
... of course going round-and-round in the carroussel.
Austerlitz has no connection, but one by road, to the outside world. The village itself is very small, even miniscule... more travel advice
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