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    Handlebar moustaches, tunics and rifles: thousand brave...

    euronews (in English)

    by euronews (in English)

    A cast of thousands complete with authentic military costumes took to the muddy fields around Leipzig to re-enact one of German history's bloodiest battles - the Battle of the Nations, also known as the Battle of Leipzig.

    It was when French Emperor Napoleon Bonaparte was defeated in 1813 by forces from Russia, Austria and Prussia.