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Page 390. " Napoleon's destruction of the Prussian Army at Jena and Auerstadt "



These battles were both fought on 14th October 1806, between Napoleon's army and the Prussians. The Prussians had a force of 143,000; the French had about 150,000. Both armies were split into different parts, which met in different places around Jena and Auerstadt in what is now Germany. A combination of superior military training and tactics ensured victory for the French.