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11 October 1805

Isolated by a lack of thought on the part of Marshal Murat, the 4000 men of General Pierre Dupont - later infamous for Bailen - found themselves in a perilous position at Haslach.

The division found itself up against 25,000 Austrians, with almost half of them cavalry, but Dupont was in no mood for surrender.

He went on to the offensive and, through courage and daring, managed to keep the Austrians at bay.

Night allowed him to withdraw and rejoin Marshal Ney's VI Corps.




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