Retreat from Moscow

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Military Illustrated - Past and Present
Vol. 187 (December 2003), p. 8-15

Note

When Napoleon ordered his troops to withdraw from Moscow, he condemned them to a notorious march over hundreds of miles in extreme cold, constantly attacked by Cossacks. Captain Louis Begos was one of these soldiers. His dramatic tale of horror and desperation is translated here for the first time into English by Jonathan North