Slaget ved Jena-Auerstedt var egentlig to parallelle feltslag utkjempet på platået vest for Saale-elva i dagens Tyskland, mellom styrkene til keiser Napoléon I av Frankrike og Fredrik Vilhelm III av Preussen. Napoléon med den franske... Read more ...
Preussen tapte ved Jena-Auerstedt
Slaget ved Jena-Auerstedt var egentlig to parallelle feltslag utkjempet på platået vest for Saale-elva i dagens Tyskland, mellom styrkene til keiser Napoléon I av Frankrike og Fredrik Vilhelm III av Preussen. Napoléon med den franske hovedstyrken tilintetgjorde en prøyssisk armé ved Jena. I det parallelle slaget ved Auerstedt atten kilometer unna, beseiret marskalk Louis Nicolas Davout den prøyssiske hovedstyrken, enda Davouts hær var mindre enn prøyssernes. Til sammen deltok over 200 000 soldater i dette dobbeltslaget, som bare varte i noen timer.
Dette avgjørende prøyssiske nederlaget fant sted bare nitten dager etter landets mobilisering, og førte til at Preussen ble utestengt fra den anti-franske koalisjonen fram til frigjøringskrigen i 1813.
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This article deals with the Norwegian and Swedish Remington rolling block rifle. The Remington rolling block is an American design, but was adopted by the two Scandinavian armies in 1867. The calibre was 12 mm Remington, also known as 12,17x44, 12,17x42, 12,7x44, 12,7x42 or 4\'\'\'. Read this article to find out more about the history and the practical use.
Published: 24 November 2007 by Øyvind Flatnes.
Edited: 25 November 2007.
Crows shot with a Brown Bess.
My first experiences with black powder hunting goes back to the time when I was about 16-17 years old. The only muzzleloader I had back then was an English 20 gauge (.62 cal.) smoothbore. It was probably made around 1850, and had definitely seen it's best days. I have retired that gun now. I had to make the bullet mould and bullets myself, far from perfect, but they worked.
My first attempt was to harvest a seagull. After much effort I managed to drop one at about 25 yards. After inspecting the unlucky bird I found out that if I was to harvest food with a muzzleloader I had to begin to use shot or reduce the calibre a little. The exit wound was enormous!
For a quick follow up shot I carry with me some old military style paper cartridges. I have never needed to use one, but after some practice one should manage to load, cap and fire a second shot in 15-17 seconds.
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