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The Campaigns of Napoleon: 1805 The Battle of Austerlitz
The Campaigns of Napoleon 1805 The Battle of Austerlitz
Actor: David Chandler
Genres: Educational, Documentary
NR     2006     0hr 55min

A superb record of the Emperor Napoleon?s greatest triumph.As the famous sun of Austerlitz rose through the pale mist on the morning of December 2nd 1805, the stage was set for one of the most decisive battles of the Napol...  more »

     
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Actor: David Chandler
Genres: Educational, Documentary
Sub-Genres: Educational, Biography, History, Military & War
Studio: Kultur Video
Format: DVD - Color
DVD Release Date: 06/27/2006
Release Year: 2006
Run Time: 0hr 55min
Screens: Color
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 0
MPAA Rating: NR (Not Rated)
Languages: English

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Movie Reviews

Good, but a little quirky
Chris | http://lazywargamer.blogspot.com/ | 10/25/2009
(4 out of 5 stars)

"1805: The Battle of Austerlitz has a running time of 55 minutes, and is narrated by Brian Blessed, with expert commentary from David Chandler. The narration and the commentary are both top-notch. The map graphics are well done and easy to follow. The video does have two quirky elements however. The first is that much of the visual content comes not from period documents or paintings, but rather consists of Napoleonic battle-scene cuts from the Mosfilm 1960's production of War and Peace. The other is that personal accounts of events are presented by two actors in costume. Simon Kirk, portraying the Austrian Major-General Stutterheim, seems to do a reasonable job. Dominique Carrara's portrayal of the French Captain Coignet is a tad overdone, and his attempt to sound like a grizzled grognard is slightly exaggerated and a little campy. I have not decided yet if I find these two aspects of the film mildly entertaining or mildly irritating - maybe a little of both. But they do not really detract from the documentary in any substantial way, and the DVD is definitely a worthwhile purchase for anyone interested in the 1805 campaign."