Borodino

Author(s): Christopher Duffy

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A detailed account of one of the most important episodes of the Napoleonic Wars, by the leading military historian of the period Description of the campaign known to millions through Tolstoy's War and Peace.

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In the summer of 1812, having defeated almost every army in Europe, Napoleon finally began his attack on the Russian empire. For ten terrible weeks the 'Grande Armee' swept all before them, and by September they had reached Borodino on the western approaches to Moscow. It was here that the full force of the French and Russian armies finally clashed. What ensued was a battle the Russian commander Kutuzov called 'the most bloody battle of modern times'. In this powerful account, Christopher Duffy explains how Napoleon's eventual victory at Borodino was to prove the final undoing of the French. He explains the background to the conflict, the tactics and manoeuvres which left the field strewn with more corpses than the regimental clerks could accurately count. And he goes on to describe the consequences for Napoleon's troops in the tragic campaign which followed: over the next two months Napoleon's army was totally destroyed, and of the half a million men who set out from the edges of the French empire in the summer, only a few thousand ever returned.

Christopher Duffy was born in 1936. He is the author of several non-fiction books, and is editor in chief of the Historic Armies and Navies series. He was an adviser to the BBC team that made War and Peace. For over twenty years he was Senior Lecturer in the Department of War Studies at the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst.

General Fields

  • : 9780304352784
  • : Orion Publishing Co
  • : Cassell military
  • : 0.215
  • : December 1999
  • : 198mm X 129mm X 15mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Christopher Duffy
  • : Paperback
  • : New edition
  • : 940.27
  • : 200
  • : 4pp colour photograp