6 May 1815

Bierset and Loncin (near Liège)

Execution of Saxon soldiers by the Prussians at Loncin and Bierset, for rebellion and having shouted: "Vive Napoléon !"

The Saxon troops were condemned to be decimated, i.e. one soldier out of 10 were to be executed. Finally, 8 were condemned to death, but the youngest was pardoned by Blücher. Only seven were executed. The names of 4 of these are known :

- Born
- Kanitz
- Uhde
- Noacknick

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"Grab der erschossenen Sachsen"


Bibliography :


-  Wolfgang Gülich, Die Sächsische Armee zur Ziet Napoléons - Die Reorganisation von 1810, Sax-Verlag Beucha, 2006, pp 242 -249.
- Hofschröer, Peter, 1815 The Waterloo Campaign - Wellington, his German Allies and the battles of Ligny and Quatre-Bras, Greenhill Books, 1998, pp. 51-52.

Another source : books-id=LDiRECIdBwYC&pg=PA149




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