The Battle the Göhrde – 1813

Following the Allied victory at the Battle of Leipzig in 1813, several North German states broke away from Napoleon’s domination.  These included Hanover, which had the same King, but a separate government to the United Kingdom.  A British expeditionary force was sent to Northern Germany to assist the Hanoverians to recover their country.  Most of the British troops were King’s German Legion, who were effectively the Hanoverian Army in exile.

Rod MacArthur has a talk which covers this campaign, with the background to the expedition, the Battle of the Göhrde of 18th September 1813, and the subsequent events, including the Battle of Sehestedt in December 1813, which involved King’s German Legion troops, plus their Hanoverian and Prussian allies, against the Danes, who at that stage were French Allies.  The talk lasts about 45 minutes.

All Rod’s talks are given to raise funds for charities, in this case for Combat Stress, which provides support and treatment to military veterans with mental health problems to help them tackle the past and take on the future.