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Author Mikaberidze, Alexander, author.

Title The Battle of the Berezina [electronic resource] : Napoleon's Great Escape / Alexander Mikaberidze.

Publication Info. [Place of publication not identified] : Pen & Sword Books, [2010]


Description 1 online resource (288 pages)
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Series Campaign chronicles
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Summary On 7 September 1812 at Borodino, 75 miles west of Moscow, the armies of the Russian and French empires clashed in one of the climactic battles of the Napoleonic Wars. This horrific -- and controversial -- contest has fascinated historians ever since. The survival of the Russian army after Borodino was a key factor in Napoleon's eventual defeat and the utter destruction of the French army of 1812. In this thought-provoking new study, Napoleonic historian Alexander Mikaberidze reconsiders the 1812 campaign and retells the terrible story of the Borodino battle as it was seen from the Russian point of view. His original and painstakingly researched investigation of this critical episode in Napoleon's invasion of Russia provides the reader with a fresh perspective on the battle and a broader understanding of the underlying reasons for the eventual Russian triumph.
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Subject Napoleonic Wars, 1800-1815 -- Campaigns -- Belarus.
Berezina River, Battle of, Belarus, 1812.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
ISBN 9781783370443 (pdf)
Standard No. 9781783370443

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