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This map from VBeskrovni's Atlas depicts the siege and battle at Narva in 1700 - Peter launched his war with an attack on and siege of the Swedish fortress city at Narva. While he was focused on the siege, Swedish King Charles XII in a masterful campaign surprised the Russians and attacked through theis siege lines. Most of the Russian force was destroyed or captured but some escaped over a bridge to the north of the city. The map shows the Russian army was divided into the commands of Golovin, Trubetskoi, Weide and Sheremetsev.



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