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Title:Memoirs of General de Caulaincourt Duke of Vicenza. Volume Two: The Retreat from Moscow 1812. [Cassell Pocket Library]
Price:GBP£20.00 (about USD$27.20)
Item ID:B009-4400
Quantity:1
Publisher:Cassell, London, 1950
Edition:First Thus
Binding:Hardcover (Original Cloth)
Condition:Very Good
Dust Jacket:No
Cassell, 1950, Hardcover (Original Cloth), Book Condition: Very Good, Dust Jacket Condition: No, First Thus

red end-papers; Napoleon's Grande Armée reached Moscow on 14 September 1812. However, the army was already drastically reduced by skirmishes with the Russians, disease (principally typhus), desertion, and long communication lines. The army spent a month in Moscow but was ultimately forced to march back westward. It started to suffer from cold, starvation and disease, and was constantly harassed by Cossacks and Russian partisans, resulting in its utter destruction as a fighting force. Although Caulaincourt was openly critical of Napoleon's Russian campaign nonetheless the Emperor selected him to accompany him on his retreat & hurried return to Paris. Size: 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall. 171 pages. faint splash mark to rear cover. Previous owner's book-plate laid in. Gilt titles spine & front. Includes index. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 500 grams. Category: Military & Warfare; Russian Campaign; Napoleon; French Invasion of Russia; History. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 4400.
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