The Burning of Moscow

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When French troops entered Moscow in 1812 and the Russians left, a fire broke out that destroyed most of the city and ultimately forced Napoleon to embark on the disastrous winter retreat that routed his army. Drawing on French, German, Polish and Russian archive material and eyewitness accounts, the book examines this pivotal event from the Russian and French points of view, investigating who was to blame for the conflagration and assessing its consequences.

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The Burning of Moscow

The Burning of Moscow

Napoleon's Trial by Fire 1812

Hardback286pp Illustrated

9781781593523     Product Code: 225088

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When French troops entered Moscow in 1812 and the Russians left, a fire broke out that destroyed most of the city and ultimately forced Napoleon to embark on the disastrous winter retreat that routed his army. Drawing on French, German, Polish and Russian archive material and eyewitness accounts, the book examines this pivotal event from the Russian and French points of view, investigating who was to blame for the conflagration and assessing its consequences.

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