Russian Eyewitness Accounts of the Campaign of 1812

    Russian Eyewitness Accounts of the Campaign of 1812

    Alexander Mikaberidze

    Frontline 2012

    Hardback 282pp Illustrated

    9781848326354   Product Code: 20482

    Napoleon's campaign in Russia in 1812 has received much attention from Western historians but few Russian personal accounts have been available in English. Through a series of newly translated memoirs, letters and diaries, this volume gives an insight into the thoughts of the Russian leadership and the ordinary soldier from the initial retreat and battles at Smolensk, Borodino, and Maloyaroslavets to the last weeks when a lack of supplies fatally exposed Napoleon's forces to the hardships of the Russian winter.

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