1813. The Swedish army is fighting in the War of the Sixth Coalition. The popular general Von Döbeln is arrested for sending the army against the French in breach of orders by the crown prince. At the court martial he is sentenced to death but is pardoned by the king and sent to prison instead. A group of conspirators are planning to set him free and make him their leader in a coup d'etat.
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The crown prince, later Charles XIV John, never did learn to speak Swedish. See more
General von Döbeln
I am a soldier, not a murderer!
What is the difference?
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Composed by Christian Fredric Kress
Lyrics written by Johan Ludvig Runeberg
(1860) See more