The Campaign of 1812 in Russia

The Campaign of 1812 in Russia
  • Author : Carl von Clausewitz
  • Publisher :
  • Pages : 260
  • Relase : 1843
  • ISBN : MSU:31293102157777

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The Russian Campaign of 1812

The Russian Campaign of 1812
  • Author : Carl von Clausewitz
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Pages : 172
  • Relase : 2017-07-05
  • ISBN : 9781351474757

The Russian Campaign of 1812 Book Review:

General Carl Von Clausewitz (1780-1831) is undoubtedly one of the most important military theorists in history. His exhaustive examination and analysis of the Napoleonic wars are based on his long military career and direct participation in events. The Russian Campaign of 1812 is an essential volume on this turning point in European history.

The Russian Campaign of 1812

The Russian Campaign of 1812
  • Author : Carl von Clausewitz
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Pages : 172
  • Relase : 2017-09-20
  • ISBN : 113853837X

The Russian Campaign of 1812 Book Review:

Among the enormous oeuvre of Clausewitz the best-known work, by far, is the unfinished magnum opus On War. His works include many excellent writings on military history, of which The Campaign of 1812 in Russia is, assuredly, the masterpiece. This book is a superb first-hand account and analysis of the military disaster of 1812 and the characters who played a significant role in it. An eyewitness and participant in the war, Clausewitz' writing remains the most serious source on that campaign. Napoleon's campaign of 1812 against Russia was a crucial event in the Napoleonic history. At the beginning of 1812, Napoleon was at the peak of his glory. On the eve of the Russian campaign the majority of European diplomats thought that Napoleon would emerge victorious. The campaign, however, proved to be disastrous for the French Grand Arme. The Battle of Borodino, with heavy causalities on both sides, was probably the hardest fought battle of the Napoleonic era. Victory at Borodino gained Napoleon entry to Moscow only to end in catastrophe and the retreat of the French army in fall of the same year. The campaign of 1812 against Russia marked the beginning of the end of Napoleon's rule in Europe.Clausewitz is more than a military historian in the traditional sense. His concrete and objective analysis enables him to appreciate the situation in all its political, diplomatic and military ramifications. The Russian Campaign of 1812 will be of interest to historians, political scientists, and students of military history and strategy.

The Campaign of 1812

The Campaign of 1812
  • Author : General Carl Philipp Gottfried von Clausewitz
  • Publisher : Pickle Partners Publishing
  • Pages : 156
  • Relase : 2011-09-01
  • ISBN : 9781908902061

The Campaign of 1812 Book Review:

Carl von Clausewitz needs little introduction. A Prussian soldier of distinction during the Napoleonic Wars, he served in 1806 during the disastrous Jena campaign, which led to dismemberment and occupation of his homeland. He later transferred to the Russian service in 1812 and, like many of his fellow Prussian officers, participated in the campaign that broke the Grande Armée. After further service in Prussian ranks during 1814 and 1815, he took over as head of the Prussian Staff College, or Kriegsakademie, and began writing his monumental work on the theory of conflict. The first three volumes of his posthumous publication was Vom Kriege, which has become hugely famous and is known under the title “On War” in English. The other volumes mainly formed discussion and critique of the recent campaigns against the French forces, such as Napoleon’s Italian campaign in 1796, and also those that Clausewitz took part in, such as the 1812 campaign in Russia. “The Campaign of 1812” is the translation of his experiences whilst serving in the Russian ranks throughout 1812, as the hordes of French and allied troops invaded. He combines his own recollections with criticism on the characters and decisions of the Generals around him; this can sometimes be rather cutting and scathing toward Generals who were directing the Russian war effort. He also dissects the movement of the French forces and gives ample reasoning for the disastrous outcome of the campaign, attributing a great part of it to the faulty plans and insufficient forethought of Napoleon. A brilliant excerpt of the writings of an acknowledged military genius of great penetration and insight. Author – General Carl Philipp Gottfried von Clausewitz – (1780 - 1831) Translator – Francis Egerton, 1st Earl of Ellesmere (1800-1857)

Napoleon's Russian Campaign of 1812

Napoleon's Russian Campaign of 1812
  • Author : Edward A. Foord
  • Publisher :
  • Pages : 424
  • Relase : 1915
  • ISBN : HARVARD:32044077694370

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The Russian Campaign, 1812

The Russian Campaign, 1812
  • Author : M. De Fezensac
  • Publisher : University of Georgia Press
  • Pages : 164
  • Relase : 2009-08-01
  • ISBN : 9780820334417

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The Russian Campaign, 1812 chronicles the events of Napoleon's Russian campaign through the journal of the Duke of Fezensac. A professional soldier and officer, Fezensac kept his journal for family and close friends. It was first published in France in 1849 and won the high praise of literary critic Sainte-Beuve who said, "The impression that it leaves on the mind is ineffaceable." Fezensac was familiar with both the inner circle of men under Napoleon's direct command as well as the common soldier in the field. Rather than writing a sweeping account of the massive campaign, Fezensac concentrated on telling a very personal account of what it was like to be part of the long retreat from Moscow. Lee B. Kennett's idiomatic and careful translation embodies the freshness and immediacy of the original.

Mapping Time

Mapping Time
  • Author : M. J. Kraak
  • Publisher : ESRI Press
  • Pages : 159
  • Relase : 2014
  • ISBN : 158948312X

Mapping Time Book Review:

Engaging look at the cartographic challenge of visualizing time on a map.

Borodino 1812

Borodino 1812
  • Author : Philip Haythornthwaite
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Pages : 96
  • Relase : 2012-09-20
  • ISBN : 9781780968810

Borodino 1812 Book Review:

The battle of Borodino was one of the greatest encounters in European history, and one of the largest and most sanguinary in the Napoleonic Wars. Following the breakdown of relations between Russia and France, Napoleon assembled a vast Grande Armée drawn from the many states within the French sphere of influence. They crossed the river Neimen and entered Russian territory in June 1812 with the aim of inflicting a sharp defeat on the Tsar's forces and bringing the Russians back into line. In a bloody battle of head-on attacks and desperate counter-attacks in the village of Borodino on 7 September 1812, both sides lost about a third of their men, with the Russians forced to withdraw and abandon Moscow to the French. However, the Grande Armée was harassed by Russian troops all the way back and was destroyed by the retreat. The greatest army Napoleon had ever commanded was reduced to a shadow of frozen, starving fugitives. This title will cover the events of Napoleon's disastrous Russian campaign of 1812 in its entirety, with the set-piece battle of Borodino proving the focal point of the book.

Russia Against Napoleon

Russia Against Napoleon
  • Author : Dominic Lieven
  • Publisher : Penguin UK
  • Pages : 656
  • Relase : 2009-10-01
  • ISBN : 9780141947440

Russia Against Napoleon Book Review:

'A compulsive page-turner ... a triumph of brilliant storytelling ... an instant classic that is an awesome, remarkable and exuberant achievement' Simon Sebag Montefiore Winner of the Wolfson History Prize and shortlisted for the Duff Cooper Prize In the summer of 1812 Napoleon, the master of Europe, marched into Russia with the largest army ever assembled, confident that he would sweep everything before him. Yet less than two years later his empire lay in ruins, and Russia had triumphed. This is the first history to explore in depth Russia's crucial role in the Napoleonic Wars, re-creating the epic battle between two empires as never before. Dominic Lieven writes with great panache and insight to describe from the Russians' viewpoint how they went from retreat, defeat and the burning of Moscow to becoming the new liberators of Europe; the consequences of which could not have been more important. Ultimately this book shows, memorably and brilliantly, Russia embarking on its strange, central role in Europe's existence, as both threat and protector - a role that continues, in all its complexity, into our own lifetimes.

Napoleon's Campaign in Russia, Anno 1812

Napoleon's Campaign in Russia, Anno 1812
  • Author : Achilles Rose
  • Publisher :
  • Pages : 212
  • Relase : 1913
  • ISBN : UOM:39015013135408

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A Narrative of the Campaign in Russia, During the Year 1812

A Narrative of the Campaign in Russia, During the Year 1812
  • Author : Sir Robert Ker Porter
  • Publisher :
  • Pages : 441
  • Relase : 1814
  • ISBN : NYPL:33433071389716

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Russian Eyewitness Accounts of the Campaign of 1814

Russian Eyewitness Accounts of the Campaign of 1814
  • Author : Alexander Mikaberidze
  • Publisher : Pen and Sword
  • Pages : 288
  • Relase : 2013-07-10
  • ISBN : 9781473828629

Russian Eyewitness Accounts of the Campaign of 1814 Book Review:

Russia played a decisive role in the Napoleonic wars and the success in the struggle against France allowed Russian leaders to profoundly influence the course of European history. Over the last 200 years, the Napoleonic era has been discussed and analysed in numerous studies, but many fail to fully portray the Russian side of events due to the relative scarcity of Russian sources in English. Only a handful of Russian memoirs have been translated, while dozens remain unknown outside Russia. This book seeks to fill this gap by providing, in English, previously unavailable memoirs of Russian participants. Defeat at Leipzig in 1813 had driven Napoleon back across the borders of France, and in January 1814 the Russians, Austrians, Prussians and their other German allies stood poised to cross the Rhine. But the French Emperor was far from beaten, and the ensuing campaign saw desperate fighting, with the outcome very much in the balance. This book is the first to bring together dozens of letter, diaries and memoirs of Russian participants of the 1814 Campaign. Reading these documents we see both what Russian officers and soldiers experienced during the final months of the three-year-long campaign as well as their joy at defeating Russia’s most dangerous enemy. We follow them not only through the heat of battle but also on delightful tours of Paris which they describe as the pleasure and entertainment capital of the world.

The History of Napoleon's Russian Campaign of 1812

The History of Napoleon's Russian Campaign of 1812
  • Author : Edward Foord
  • Publisher : e-artnow
  • Pages : 298
  • Relase : 2022-01-04
  • ISBN : EAN:4066338112538

The History of Napoleon's Russian Campaign of 1812 Book Review:

Napoleon's Russian Campaign of 1812 is a historical account of the French invasion of Russia which was undertaken by Napoleon to force Russia back into the Continental blockade of the United Kingdom. On 24 June 1812 and the following days, the first wave of the multinational Grande Armée crossed the border into Russia with somewhere around 600,000 soldiers, the opposing Russian field forces amounted to around 180,000–200,000 at this time. Through a series of long forced marches, Napoleon pushed his army rapidly through Western Russia in a futile attempt to destroy the retreating Russian Army of Michael Andreas Barclay de Tolly, winning just the Battle of Smolensk in August. Under its new Commander in Chief Mikhail Kutuzov, the Russian Army continued to retreat employing attrition warfare against Napoleon forcing the invaders to rely on a supply system that was incapable of feeding their large army in the field. The fierce Battle of Borodino, seventy miles west of Moscow, was a narrow French victory that resulted in a Russian general withdrawal to the south of Moscow near Kaluga. On 14 September, Napoleon and his army of about 100,000 men occupied Moscow, only to find it abandoned, and the city was soon ablaze. Napoleon stayed in Moscow for 5 weeks, waiting for a peace offer that never came. Lack of food for the men and fodder for the horses, hypothermia from the bitter cold and guerilla warfare from Russian peasants and Cossacks led to great losses. Three days after the Battle of Berezina, only around 10,000 soldiers of the main army remained. On 5 December, Napoleon left the army and returned to Paris.

The History of the Russian Campaign

The History of the Russian Campaign
  • Author : Count Philip de Segur
  • Publisher : e-artnow
  • Pages : 578
  • Relase : 2022-01-04
  • ISBN : EAN:4066338112453

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History of the Russian Cmpaign, Undertaken by the Emperor Napoleon in the Year 1812 is a historical account of the French invasion of Russia, written by French general and a historian Count Philip de Segur. The French invasion of Russia of 1812 was begun by Napoleon to force Russia back into the Continental blockade of the United Kingdom. On 24 June 1812 and the following days, the first wave of the multinational Grande Armée crossed the border into Russia with somewhere around 600,000 soldiers, the opposing Russian field forces amounted to around 180,000–200,000 at this time. Through a series of long forced marches, Napoleon pushed his army rapidly through Western Russia in a futile attempt to destroy the retreating Russian Army of Michael Andreas Barclay de Tolly, winning just the Battle of Smolensk in August. Under its new Commander in Chief Mikhail Kutuzov, the Russian Army continued to retreat employing attrition warfare against Napoleon forcing the invaders to rely on a supply system that was incapable of feeding their large army in the field. The fierce Battle of Borodino, seventy miles west of Moscow, was a narrow French victory that resulted in a Russian general withdrawal to the south of Moscow near Kaluga. On 14 September, Napoleon and his army of about 100,000 men occupied Moscow, only to find it abandoned, and the city was soon ablaze. Napoleon stayed in Moscow for 5 weeks, waiting for a peace offer that never came. Lack of food for the men and fodder for the horses, hypothermia from the bitter cold and guerilla warfare from Russian peasants and Cossacks led to great losses. Three days after the Battle of Berezina, only around 10,000 soldiers of the main army remained. On 5 December, Napoleon left the army and returned to Paris.

Narrative of Events During the Invasion of Russia by Napoleon Bonaparte and the Retreat of the French Army, 1812

Narrative of Events During the Invasion of Russia by Napoleon Bonaparte and the Retreat of the French Army, 1812
  • Author : Sir Robert Thomas Wilson
  • Publisher :
  • Pages : 412
  • Relase : 1860
  • ISBN : OXFORD:600075306

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The Campaign of 1812 in Russia: Translated from the German ... With a Map

The Campaign of 1812 in Russia: Translated from the German ... With a Map
  • Author : Carl von Clausewitz
  • Publisher :
  • Pages : 260
  • Relase : 1843
  • ISBN : BL:A0019033515

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Napoleon's Russian Campaign of 1812

Napoleon's Russian Campaign of 1812
  • Author : Edward Foord
  • Publisher : e-artnow
  • Pages : 298
  • Relase : 2021-11-02
  • ISBN : EAN:4066338118578

Napoleon's Russian Campaign of 1812 Book Review:

Napoleon's Russian Campaign of 1812 is a historical account of the French invasion of Russia which was undertaken by Napoleon to force Russia back into the Continental blockade of the United Kingdom. On 24 June 1812 and the following days, the first wave of the multinational Grande Armée crossed the border into Russia with somewhere around 600,000 soldiers, the opposing Russian field forces amounted to around 180,000–200,000 at this time. Through a series of long forced marches, Napoleon pushed his army rapidly through Western Russia in a futile attempt to destroy the retreating Russian Army of Michael Andreas Barclay de Tolly, winning just the Battle of Smolensk in August. Under its new Commander in Chief Mikhail Kutuzov, the Russian Army continued to retreat employing attrition warfare against Napoleon forcing the invaders to rely on a supply system that was incapable of feeding their large army in the field. The fierce Battle of Borodino, seventy miles west of Moscow, was a narrow French victory that resulted in a Russian general withdrawal to the south of Moscow near Kaluga. On 14 September, Napoleon and his army of about 100,000 men occupied Moscow, only to find it abandoned, and the city was soon ablaze. Napoleon stayed in Moscow for 5 weeks, waiting for a peace offer that never came. Lack of food for the men and fodder for the horses, hypothermia from the bitter cold and guerilla warfare from Russian peasants and Cossacks led to great losses. Three days after the Battle of Berezina, only around 10,000 soldiers of the main army remained. On 5 December, Napoleon left the army and returned to Paris.

The Campaign Of 1812 In Russia

The Campaign Of 1812 In Russia
  • Author : General Carl Von Clausewitz
  • Publisher : Da Capo Press
  • Pages : 296
  • Relase : 1995-08-22
  • ISBN : 0306806509

The Campaign Of 1812 In Russia Book Review:

On June 23, 1812, Napoleon's Grande Armée, over 500,000 men strong, poured over the Russian border. An equally massive Russian army faced them. The ensuing campaign was a catastrophe for Napoleon. Although the battle of Borodino, which resulted in heavy losses on both sides, allowed Napoleon to enter Moscow, his stay in that empty and decimated city was disastrous. By the time Napoleon had retreated to the Berezina river in late November, his Grande Armée was only a fifth of its original strength. His retreat had become a rout, and his allies began to desert him. In this book, Clausewitz analyzes all the significant players with sharp and enlightening characterizations, and provides perhaps the best eyewitness accounts of the battle of Borodino and the Convention of Tauroggen. The Campaign of 1812 in Russia is a brilliantly observed study of one of the major turning points of history.

The Burning of Moscow

The Burning of Moscow
  • Author : Alexander Mikaberidze
  • Publisher : Pen and Sword
  • Pages : 288
  • Relase : 2014-02-11
  • ISBN : 9781473834491

The Burning of Moscow Book Review:

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 moment when the initiative swung towards the Tsar's armies and spelled doom for the invading Grand Army yet it has rarely been studied in the same depth as the other key events of the campaign.Alexander Mikaberidze, in this third volume of his in-depth reassessment of the war between the French and Russian empires, emphasizes the importance of the Moscow fire and shows how Russian intransigence sealed the fate of the French army. He uses a vast array of French, German, Polish and Russian memoirs, letters and diaries as well as archival material in order to tell the dramatic story of the Moscow fire. Not only does he provide a comprehensive account of events, looking at them from both the French and Russian points of view, but he explores the Russians' motives for leaving, then burning their capital. Using extensive eyewitness accounts, he paints a vivid picture of the harsh reality of life in the remains of the occupied city and describes military operations around Moscow at this turning point in the campaign.

A narrative of the campaign in Russia

A narrative of the campaign in Russia
  • Author : Sir Robert Ker Porter
  • Publisher :
  • Pages : 282
  • Relase : 1814
  • ISBN : IBNT:BT300004668

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