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Thursday, October 14, 2010
Battle of Jena-Auerstadt anniversary
Re-enactors from the 2006 commemoration of the battle
Today is the 204th anniversary of the double battles of Jena and Auerstadt which destroyed the old Prussian army of Frederick the Great and led to the birth of the Prussian army of von Clausewitz and Moltke that would dominate warfare on the European continent over the subsequent 150 years or so.