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The countryside near Axtona

Battlefields at Axtorna.

All these views are grounds of a large fieldbattle in 1565

 

Battle of Axtorna

One of Scandinavia's largest battles was fought on these fields den 20th October 1565.

 

About 20 000 men and 5000 horses participated, with swords, battle hammers, lances, and halberd and hackbuteers fought two armies, one Danish and one Swedish, against each other from morning to night.

When the battle was over, about 4000 soldiers it had fallen and they are still left in the mass-graves on the battlefield.

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Taken on April 22, 2010