Russian Eyewitnesses of the Campaign of 1807

Russian Eyewitnesses of the Campaign of 1807

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Russian Eyewitnesses of the Campaign of 1807




Author:Alexander Mikaberidze
Language:English
Format:Hardcover
Dimensions:6" x 9"
Pages:288
Photos:16pp plates
Publisher:Frontline Books
ISBN:9781848327627
Item No. 9781848327627



After his crushing defeat of Prussia in 1806, Napoleon marched into Poland to forestall any Russian attempts to come to the aid of their ally. There then followed the bloody battle in a blizzard at Eylau on 8 February 1807, which decimated both armies. Operations resumed in the spring and on 14 June Napoleon wrecked the Russian field army at Friedland. Napoleon and Emperor Alexander met at Tiltsit, and French mastery of northwest Europe was confirmed.This is the first book to bring together dozens of Russian letters, memoirs and diaries, with authors ranging from the commander-in-chief (Benningsen) to NCOs. We see the brutal conditions of the winter campaign at first hand, and gain fresh insight into the infamous Treaty of Tiltsit and the diplomatic maneuvering that followed it.