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History Of The Expedition To Russia, Undertaken By The Emperor Napoleon, In The Year 1812 [Illustrated Edition]

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774 pages11 hours

Summary

Includes over 180 illustrations, portraits and maps covering the Russian Campaign of 1812.

French general and historian Philippe-Paul, Comte de Ségur two-volume account of the invasion of Russia, first published in French in 1824, has been through many editions and has been translated into many languages. It is both a military history and an eyewitness account.

This 2nd edition English translation was first published in 1825 and remains immensely valuable to historians’ understanding of Napoleon’s ultimately disastrous Russian strategy. Volume 1 covers the invasion and the advance on Moscow, and Volume 2 covers the arrival of the French army at a deserted Moscow, details the conditions endured and the lives lost in the course of the retreat.

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