1812: The March on Moscow

Introduction by David Go Chandler

Paul Britten Austin

 
Date Published :
January 2013
Publisher :
Frontline Books
Language:
English
Illustration :
16 pages of plates
Format Available    QuantityPrice
Paperback
ISBN : 9781848327047
Pages : 416
Dimensions : 9 X 6 inches
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$24.95

Overview
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More than a third of a million men set out on that midsummer day of 1812: none can have imagined the terrors and hardships to come. They would be lured all the way to Moscow without having achieved the decisive battle Napoleon sought; and by the time they reached the city their numbers would already have dwindled by more than a third. One of the greatest disasters in military history was in the making.

The fruit of more than twenty years of research, this superbly crafted work skillfully blends the memoirs and diaries of more than a hundred eyewitnesses, all of whom took part in the Grand Army’s doomed march to Moscow, to reveal the inside story of this landmark military campaign. The result is a uniquely authentic account in which the reader sees and experiences the campaign through the eyes of participants at each stage of the advance in enthralling day-by-day, sometimes hour-by-hour detail.

About The Author
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PAUL BRITTEN AUSTIN was born in Dawlish, South Devon. His parents were the writers Frederick B. A. King and Mildred King. He was educated at Winchester College. In 1951, he married novelist Margareta Bergman, sister of film director Ingmar Bergman. They lived in Stockholm, where he worked for Radio Sweden as head of English-language broadcasting. Paul Britten Austin spent twenty-five years researching and writing his vast study of Napoleon’s invasion of Russia in 1812. His 1815 book follows the same principle of ‘stitching together’ eyewitness accounts to create an exciting narrative.

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