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Old 06-15-2017, 03:00 AM   #16
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Very nice bar, not often to see, with a nice wideframe.
I´ve personally visited only Austerlitz (now Slavkov u Brna, Czech Republic), as it is closest to where I live.

Austerlitz 1805 is the most important battle ever fought on Czech territory, so the place is really flooded with memorials, memorial buildings and memorial places,
from which at least one of them (the Napoleon´s command post from which he ordered the final assault, so called Tiger´s move) are the extraterritorial zone of France.
Really enjoyable trip.
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Old 06-15-2017, 03:40 AM   #17
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Very nice bar, not often to see, with a nice wideframe.
I´ve personally visited only Austerlitz (now Slavkov u Brna, Czech Republic), as it is closest to where I live.

Austerlitz 1805 is the most important battle ever fought on Czech territory, so the place is really flooded with memorials, memorial buildings and memorial places,
from which at least one of them (the Napoleon´s command post from which he ordered the final assault, so called Tiger´s move) are the extraterritorial zone of France.
Really enjoyable trip.

Thank you Miro!

Austerlitz is as well one of the places I'd like to visit, it was after all Napoleons greatest Victory. Another great victory Napoleon had a year later was in Jena-Auerstedt which resulted in the occupation of Prussia.
Very thought provoking to imagine that the battles lasted a day or a few and resulted often in tens of thousands of casualties, sometimes in a single day. Just as example Battle of Borodino has an estimate of 70 000 - 80 000 casualties on both sides in total suffered on a single day of battle.
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Old 06-15-2017, 07:19 PM   #18
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The new museum in Jena is superb. The older small museum in Auerstedt is worth seeing as well.
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Old 06-16-2017, 03:03 AM   #19
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The new museum in Jena is superb. The older small museum in Auerstedt is worth seeing as well.
...adding the names of the museums to the long lists of places I want to visit
I wasn't aware that there were so many Napoleonic museums, but one in both Jena and Auerstedt didn't really surprise me
In the far future, I'll be visiting at least Jena and Leipzig for sure!
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Old 06-16-2017, 09:45 AM   #20
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Also consider the museum in Lützen, which covers both the 1813 battle and the 30 Years War.

Leipzig and Jena would be the top two. It is also enjoyable to drive around the battlefields and stop at the monuments.
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Old 06-16-2017, 01:56 PM   #21
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Lützen sounds interesting, especially the 30 year war part.

I hope I don't go off the tracks too much by adding the following.

It's quite well known here in the Nordic countries what happened in Lützen during the 30 year war. The greatest king of the Swedish empire, Gustav II Adolf, fell in battle at Lützen as he got lost in the fog and was shot by the enemy while riding on his horse in 1632.



He is very famous both in Finland and Sweden. Reason being he is so known in Finland as well, is that Finland was a part of the Swedish empire for almost 700 years.

Here's a link to the Wikipedia article of him
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gustav...phus_of_Sweden
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Old 06-16-2017, 03:46 PM   #22
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A wonderful and historical medal bar only matched by the beauty/artistry of your photograph!

Congrats on acquiring this rarity!

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Old 06-17-2017, 02:02 AM   #23
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Thank you Gary!
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Old 08-22-2017, 11:01 AM   #24
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I felt that my pictures didn't do the bar justice so I took new photos of it today. It's well preserved and all the medals have a certain shine left.



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A cover book photo Dan. Excellent, thanks for sharing
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Old 08-22-2017, 11:24 AM   #26
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Well you managed to improve what I thought could not be improved...excellent picture of this rarity. If only it could "talk"!

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Old 08-22-2017, 11:30 AM   #27
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Very nice condition considering it's age.
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Old 08-22-2017, 12:34 PM   #28
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Thanks again for the comments. I'm hoping to activate the forum a little with discussion of the older fighters from 1813 and 1870...
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Old 08-22-2017, 01:51 PM   #29
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Thanks for sharing more photos of your great bar.

I recently saw some photos of another 1813 bar that sold on eMedals. Did anyone here get it?

Since you mentioned 1870, the German wars of unification are a relatively new interest of mine. I have a number of medal bars with the campaign medals and various other awards of that era. I also collect the Needle Guns, bayonets,, field gear, photos, and some Pickelhaubes from that era.
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Thanks for sharing more photos of your great bar.

I recently saw some photos of another 1813 bar that sold on eMedals. Did anyone here get it?

Since you mentioned 1870, the German wars of unification are a relatively new interest of mine. I have a number of medal bars with the campaign medals and various other awards of that era. I also collect the Needle Guns, bayonets,, field gear, photos, and some Pickelhaubes from that era.
The good ol' imperial items and the era are very interesting as both items and subjects. I do mainly now days collect Finnish combat- and unit-badges from our Liberation War 1918. Expensive as they are I have it a hard time to buy much Imperials () but I do once in a while to put money aside for something new and nice on this front.

Want to share some photos of your 1870 items?
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