Wednesday, 20 August 2008

Sovereign's Servant (2007) Battle of Poltava 1709

This Russian movie about two duellists despatched from Louis XIV's court to participate in the Great Northern War is pretty trashy but I am posting a clip of it just in case you haven't seen it and I think it's worth watching for the simple reason it's one of the very few depictions of early 18th century warfare on the big screen. Poltava is having its 300th anniversary next year and will see reenactors converge from all over Europe to recreate this famous battle. Part 2 here

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