Battle of Austerlitz reenacted with Mark Schneider

In History on December 3, 2011 by Petr Bokuvka Tagged: , ,

The annual re-enactment of the famous Battle of Austerlitz (aka the Battle of Slavkov in Czech) took place near the village of Tvarozna, just outside Brno, today. Every year the event attracts thousands of people, not just from the region. Hundreds of visitors from Poland and Russia arrive as well. I saw at least four Russian news teams and one film crew of four (the former Russian Empire was one of Napoleon’s opponents).

Napoleon was once again played by Mark Schneider, a famous impersonator of the emperor who even has his own IMDb entry and who has played or impersonated Napoleon in Slavkov or in History Channel TV programs. A few years ago he was interviewed by the Daily Press and talked about his experience playing Napoleon in the Czech Republic.

Nine hundred soldiers, ninety horses and twenty canons took part in today’s show.

All photos (c) Petr Bokuvka

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