Saturday, 19 July 2008

Battle of Lesnaya 1708

The next big 300 anniversary event I know of is the Battle of Lesnaya fought between the Swedes and Russians in the Great Northern War. The wiki states
The greatest significance of the Russian victory at Lesnaya was that it convinced the Russian soldiers that they could defeat even Sweden's best soldiers. This new-found confidence served them well in the 1709 campaign in which Peter destroyed Charles' main Swedish army. Peter referred to Lesnaya as "the mother of the Battle of Poltava."
Great Northern War Russian reenactors (pictured) here

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