Bloodshed in Space (episode)

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'Bloodshed in Space'
LOGH: series 1, episode 020
released 1989/05/??
Ovlesser armour.jpg
797 UC (488 IC / 3597 CE)
20th of 110 released in LOGH
21st of 189 released in all

Bloodshed in Space (Japanese: 流血の宇宙) is the 20th episode of the Legend of Galactic Heroes OVA.



The Lippstadt League plans to draw Reinhard von Lohengramm to Geiersburg Fortress in order to defeat him in a decisive battle. In addition to this plan, Admiral Staden proposed to lead a fleet and secure Odin while Reinhard's forces are out in space. Wolfgang Mittermeyer is sent to intercept Staden and crushes his fleet in the Battle of Altena, forcing him to withdraw to Rentenberg Fortress. Reinhard decides to take the fortress, but the boarding parties are repelled by the garrison, led by High Admiral Ovlesser. An assault led by Mittermeyer and Oskar von Reuenthal succeeds, and Ovlesser is taken prisoner. Reinhard wants to execute him, but Paul von Oberstein advises to send him back to Geiersburg instead. Ovlesser is released, but is executed by Otho von Braunschweig who thinks he was freed because he turned against him. Fear of treason spreads within the Lippstadt League.




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