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  • The city held out obstinately against the pretensions of the stadtholders, and in 1650 opened the dykes in order to prevent William II.
  • It took Blucher time to extricate his troops from the confusion into which the battle had thrown them, and the garrison of Leipzig and the troops left on the right bank of the Elster still resisted obstinately - hence no direct pursuit could be initiated and the French, still upwards of 10o,000 strong, marching rapidly, soon gained distance enough to be reformed.
 
 

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