“Take time to deliberate, but when the time for action has arrived, stop thinking and go in.”
THE BATTLEThe Battle of Borodino took place during Emperor Napoleon’s disastrous Russian invasion of 1812 and was one of the most crucial battles of the entire Napoleonic era.
The two sides met, just 60 miles from Moscow, on September 7, 1812. For a man who had earned a reputation as a military genius, Napoleon failed to make the most of his long-awaited opportunity: he simply hurled his troops at the determined Russians. The result was the single biggest bloodbath of the Napoleonic wars – more than 68,000 troops were killed or wounded.
THE PROGRAMFeaturing superb feature-film battle reconstructions, this is the story of the battle that forced Napoleon to turn for home and begin the infamous retreat from Moscow. The program also features period imagery and expert analyses by leading authorities on the Napoleonic war.
Titles in The Campaigns of Napoleon series Volume 2 include:
D7028 The Battle of Trafalgar
D7029 1812 The Battle of Borodino
D7030 The Napoleonic Wars
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