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He used a heavy artillery bombardment to soften them up and then Marshal Ney
began to push the Russians toward Friedland itself, reaching the river and rolling
them up. The Russian army was pushed and huddled against the river bends.
At the same time, although Napoleon had suggested a joint Russian-French
expedition to India, there was a serious stumbling block, namely Constantinople.
Russian foreign policy required control over Constantinople and the straits, ...
He hoped for a battle at Vitebsk but the Russians withdrew overnight. Napoleon
was now strongly urged by his marshals to end the campaign. Supplies were not
getting through and the army was suffering severe losses from "natural wastage,"
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This is such a cute little book. Consists of an introduction to Napoleon, followed by a translation of his will. The book is formatted very well; a photocopy of each page of the actual will is ... Read full review