The Smooth-talking Takeover of Tabor Bridge

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The Smooth-talking Takeover of Tabor Bridge

Thursday, 4 October

In 1805, two French Marshals found themselves in quite a pickle -- Jean Lannes and Joachim Murat needed to cross the Danube at the Tabor bridge (a series of three bridges, actually) to reach Vienna. However, Austrian forces held the bridges and were prepared to destroy them before allowing the French to cross. With a brilliant talent for improvisation and more than a healthy dose of confidence, the Marshalls proceeded to con their way across the bridge without firing a shot. Listen in to learn more. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
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