DOCUMENTARY: The Battle of Lützen

Came across this half hour Swedish documentary (English subs) on the Battle of Lützen, where Swedish king and military innovator King Gustavus Adolphus.

The documentary goes to the site where the battle takes place with an archeological crew to find out if the mass graves there were filled with Swedes or Germans. They also figure out what the soldiers died mostly from — swords, musket barrels (blunt force) or shot.

It’s not exactly an eye-opening documentary for anyone already interested in the era, but it’s worth a watch just the same as the Thirty Year’s War continues to be a relatively overlooked bit of European history.

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2 thoughts on “DOCUMENTARY: The Battle of Lützen”

  1. Are you listening to the History of the Thirty Years War on the “When Diplomacy Fails” podcast? It’s quite good, though he started off with a bunch of episodes and has trailed off a bit. He’s spent quite a bit of time so far on the development of warfare leading up to the 17th century. It’s good stuff, I just wish it was his sole focus.

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