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In 1807 a French Officer Field-Tested an Artillery Tactic That Remained Decisive for More Than a Century

The breakthrough came during the Battle of Friedland, the victory that decided the War of the Fourth Coalition in Napoleon’s favor.

Napoléon knew the moment to strike his Russian foe, but his victory was a credit to an innovative reserve artillery officer. (Château de Versailles)

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