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The Burning of Moscow : Napoleon's Trail By Fire 1812.

Author: Alexander Mikaberidze
Publisher: Havertown : Pen and Sword, 2014.
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As soon as Napoleon and his Grand Army entered Moscow, on 14 September 1812, the capital erupted in flames that eventually engulfed and destroyed two thirds of the city. The fiery devastation had a profound effect on the Grand Army, but for thirty-five days Napoleon stayed, making increasingly desperate efforts to achieve peace with Russia. Then, in October, almost surrounded by the Russians and with winter fast  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
History
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Mikaberidze, Alexander.
Burning of Moscow : Napoleon's Trail By Fire 1812.
Havertown : Pen and Sword, ©2014
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Alexander Mikaberidze
ISBN: 9781473836259 1473836255 9781473834491 147383449X
OCLC Number: 894792083
Description: 1 online resource (304 pages)
Contents: Cover; Title Page; Copyright Page; Contents; Dedication; Maps; Preface; Chapter 1: The Road to Moscow; Chapter 2: The City; Chapter 3: The Governor; Chapter 4: The Conqueror; Chapter 5: 'And Moscow, Mighty City, Blaze!'; Chapter 6: The Great Conflagration; Chapter 7: In the Ruins of the Great City; Chapter 8: 'By Accident or Malice?' Who Burned Moscow?; Chapter 9: In Search of Peace; Chapter 10: The Die is Cast; Notes; Select Bibliography; Index.

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As soon as Napoleon and his Grand Army entered Moscow, on 14 September 1812, the capital erupted in flames that eventually engulfed and destroyed two thirds of the city. The fiery devastation had a profound effect on the Grand Army, but for thirty-five days Napoleon stayed, making increasingly desperate efforts to achieve peace with Russia. Then, in October, almost surrounded by the Russians and with winter fast approaching, he abandoned the capital and embarked on the long, bitter retreat that destroyed his army. The month-long stay in Moscow was a pivotal moment in the war of 1812 - the mome.

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