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W. G. Sebald, Austerlitz

When Austerlitz was six he lost everything – his parents, his home, even his name and language. Sent to England to escape the Nazis, he was fostered by parents so silent and cold that he never identified himself with them. 387 more words

Bataille de Friedland (14 juin 1807)

 “Le 6 nous quittâmes nos cantonnements pour marcher à l’ennemi. Nous le trouvâmes le 10 à Heilsberg où il reçut la meilleure frottée, perdit beaucoup de monde et se retira sur Bartenstine tandis que nous marchâmes directement sur Preuss-Eylau. 242 more words


Book Review: Austerlitz

It takes decades for the man called Austerlitz to decide to uncover what he has been avoiding all this time: at the age of four, he was sent away from his home in Prague on the Kindertransport and given a new identity in “the little country town of Bala in Wales.” 207 more words