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1812. Napoleon in Moscow

Door Paul Britten Austin

Categorie
Geschiedenis Europa
Boeknummer
#197562
Titel
1812. Napoleon in Moscow
Auteur
Britten Austin, Paul
Boektype
Paperback
Uitgeverij
Pen & Sword Books Ltd
Jaar van uitgave
2012
ISBN10
184832703X
ISBN13
9781848327030
Taal
Engels
Samenvatting
1812: The Great Retreat – the third and final volume in Austin's magisterial trilogy – concludes the story of one of history's most disastrous campaigns. The author's previous books brought the Grand Army to the head-on battle at Malo-Jaroslavetz after withdrawing sixty miles from the burnt down capital, and for the first time in his meteoric career Napoleon had to order a retreat.
This volume follows the army's withdrawal through 800 miles of devastated countryside, crossing the horrific relics of the Borodino battlefield, fighting its way through the Russian General Kutusov's successive attempts to cut it off, and winning, against overwhelming odds, the three-day battle of the Berezina crossing. First-hand narratives, many published in English for
... (Lees verder)the first time, describe Marshal Ney's astounding achievement in holding together the rear-guard until he himself, musket in hand, was the last man to re-cross the Niemen into Poland.
Using the words of the participants themselves, Paul Britten Austin brings unparalleled authenticity and immediacy to his unique account of the closing stages of Napoleon's dramatic and tragic 1812 campaign.
Pagina's
240
Onderwerpen
Geschiedenis Rusland (23), Napoleon (14)
Conditie
Nieuw
Prijs
€ 10,00

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