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The Bizarre Capitulation of Stettin

The Bizarre Capitulation of Stettin

Update: 2019-10-174
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When French General Antoine Lasalle first arrived at the Prussian-held city of Stettin in 1806, his odds of successfully capturing the community seemed laughably low -- Prussian Lieutenant General Friedrich Romberg had over 5,000 heavily-armed troops at his command, while Lasalle had less than 800 French soldiers. So how exactly did Lasalle convinced Romberg to not only surrender, but also cede his troops, arms and the fortress of Stettin overnight?

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The Bizarre Capitulation of Stettin

The Bizarre Capitulation of Stettin

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