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But Moore, who nearly lost his army at Corunna, was able to retreat and evacuate
. Later in 1809 a new British force commanded by Sir Arthur Wellesley, the future
Duke of Wellington, landed and obliged Soult to retreat. An English army was to ...
He had moreover predicted that the Russians would retreat and draw their
enemy into their country. Napoleon dismissed such warnings summarily. He
based his assessments on the feeble character of Alexander, and although he
As a result practically the whole of the French cavalry would vanish in the
ensuing retreat, a loss that could never be made up. On October 19, finally
persuaded that there would be no negotiations, Napoleon came out of Moscow.
He wanted to ...
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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