Eylau sentence example

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  • Thus, when late on the 7th of February 1807 Murat and Soult overtook the enemy near Eylau (q.v.) the fighting was severe but not prolonged.
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  • In 1807 he commanded the first Vistulan regiment, and rendered good service at the battles of Eylau and Friedland.
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  • After the battle of Jena she went with her husband to Konigsberg, and when the battles of Eylau and Friedland had placed Prussia absolutely at the mercy of France, she made a personal appeal to Napoleon at his headquarters in Tilsit, but without success.
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  • The campaign of Jena and the battle of Eylau followed; and Napoleon, though still intent on the Russian alliance, stirred up Poles, Turks and Persians to break the obstinacy of the tsar.
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  • He was present with Napoleon at the battle of Jena, and at Eylau won the cross of the Legion of Honour.
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  • At the critical moment of the battle of Eylau he exclaimed, "If I were the Russian commander for two hours !"
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  • He was present at the battle of Eylau in January 1807, and assisted at the negotiation of the peace of Tilsit.
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  • The soldiers themselves, discontented after Austerlitz, cried out for peace after Eylau.
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  • At Eylau, at Wagram, and later at Waterloo, his method of acting by enormous masses of infantry and cavalry, in a mad passion for conquest, and his misuse of his military resources, were all signs of his moral and technical decadence; and this at the precise moment when, instead of the armies and governments of the old system, which had hitherto reigned supreme, the nations themselves were rising against France, and the events of 1792 were being avenged upon her.
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  • Bennigsen seems to have obtained a complete victory over Buonaparte at Eylau.
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