Maps and Pictures of War of 1812.

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Map 1. >>
Political and military situation

Map 2 and 3. >>
Theater of war.

Map 4, 5 and 6. >>
French and Russian plans.
Map of the fortified Drissa Camp.

Map 7 , 8 and 9. >>
The first stage of the campaign.
Deployment and movements of the troops.
Crossing the Nieman River by the Grand Army.

Map 10. >>
Jerome Bonaparte's march to the border.

Map 11, 12, and 13. >>
The fighting and maneuvering in Lithuania.

Map 14. >>
Davout and Jerome trying to catch Bagration.

Map 15. >>
Battle of Smolensk.

Map 16. >>
Battle of Valutina Gora (Valutino, Loubino.

Map 17. >>
Battle of Maloyaroslavets, 24 October 1812.
The Glory Day of the Italian Infantry.

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Pictures. Part 1. >>
-- Napoleon's Army Crossing the Border.
-- Battle of Gorodechno.
-- Battle of Ostrovno.
-- Battle of Kobrin.
-- Battle of Smolensk.
-- Battle of Polotzk.
-- Battle of Shevardino.

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Pictures. Part 2. >>
-- Battle of Borodino.

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Pictures. Part 3. >>
-- Moscow.
-- French Retreat.
-- Battle of Maloyaroslavetz.
-- Catastrophe at Berezina.

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Map 1.
Political and military situation.

Campagne de Russie de 1812.
Napoleons Russlandfeldzug von 1812.
Inwazja na Rosje 1812.
Guerra de 1812.

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Maps 2 and 3.
Theater of War.

Campagne de Russie de 1812.
Der Krieg Napoleons gegen Russland im 1812.
Inwazja na Rosje 1812.
Guerra de 1812.

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Maps 4, 5 and 6.
And more maps. Not as colorful as the maps above, but more datailed.
Top map shows Russian plans for the campaign. Middle map - French plans.
Bottom map shows the fortified Russian Drissa Camp on Dvina River.

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Maps 7 , 8 and 9.
The first stage of the campaign and the crossing of the
Nieman River by the bulk of the Grand Army in June 1812.

Campagne de Russie de 1812.
Napoleons Russlandfeldzug von 1812.
Inwazja na Rosje 1812.
Guerra de 1812.

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Map 10.
Jerome Bonaparte's march to the border.

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Maps 11, 12 and 13.
Fighting and maneuvering in Lithuania.

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Map 14.
Davout and Jerome trying to catch Bagration.

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Map 15.
Battle of Smolensk.
(Russians vs French, Polish, German, Dutch, Spanish and Portuguese troops.)

Bataille de Smolensk.
Schlacht bei Smolensk.
Bitwa pod Smolenskiem.

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Map 16.
Battle of Valutina Gora.
(Valutino, Loubino)

Bataille de Valutino.
Schlacht von Valutino.

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Map 17.
Battle of Maloyaroslavets, 24 October 1812.
The Glory Day of the Italian Infantry.

Bataille de Maloyaroslavetz.
Schlacht bei Maloyaroslavetz.

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Pictures. Part 1.
War of 1812.


Napoleon's Grand Army of half million men
crossing the Nieman River in 1812.

(Picture by Myrbach)


French army crossing the Nieman River.
Movie "War and Peace."

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LEFT: Russian horse gunner of Imperial Guard (1), cuirassier (2), and jager (3)
RIGHT: French grenadier of Old Guard (1), cuirassier (2), and foot gunner (3).

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Russian army under Kutuzov in 1812.
Russian army under Kutuzov in 1812.
The old general is on white horse.
In the background: infantry crossing bridge over a river.
In the foreground: hussars in their flamboyant outfits.
(Picture by Chagadayev, Russia)

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Russian infantry resting, 1812.

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Russian infantry (grenadiers) advancing, 1812.
(Avesome picture by Grekov, Kamynina)

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Russian infantry vs French infantry in 1812.
Battle. 1812. Bayonet Charge !
Russian infantry [right] vs French infantry [left].
(Picture by Avakimyan)

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Battle of Gorodechno 1812.
Top left: Russian cavalry and artillery
Bottom left: columns of Russian infantry
Right: masses of Austrian infantry (whitecoats)
Top right: village and artillery
For more info and map click here >>
(Picture by Oleg Parkhayev)

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Battle of Ostrovno 1812.
For more info and map click here >>
(Picture by Oleg Parkhayev)

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Battle of Kobrin 1812.
Surrender of the Saxon troops.
Battle of Kobrin 1812.
Surrender of the Saxon troops.
(Picture by Oleg Parkhayev)

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Battle of Smolensk, 1812.
Battle of Smolensk 1812.
Skirmish fight. French line infantry in the open
vs Russian jagers [light infantry] behind the trees and bushes

(Picture by Adam Albrecht)

Battle of Smolensk, 1812.
Battle of Smolensk 1812.
(Picture by Martinet, France)

Battle of Smolensk, 1812.
Battle of Smolensk 1812.
The crunch time.
Russian grenadiers [left] vs French grenadiers [right]
(Grenadiers were elite assault troops.)

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Russian army in 1812.
Russian army on a dusty road east of Smolensk 1812.
(Picture by A. Butenev)

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French army near Vyazma in summer 1812.
French army near Vyazma in summer 1812.
(Picture by Albrecht Adam)

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Battle of Polotzk 1812
(Picture by Mykola Samokysh)

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Prussian uhlans vs Russian hussars in 1812.

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Charge of Russian uhlans on French infantry.
(Picture by Yegorov)

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Charge of Polish uhlans on Russian infantry.
(Picture by V. Boltyshev)

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French dragoons and Polish uhlans 
attacking Russian infantry
French dragoons (left) and Polish uhlans (top right)
vs Russian infantry (bottom right). 1812.

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Combat at Kliastitzy, 1812.
One battalion of Pavlovsk Grenadiers (right), while under hail of fire,
passed through a flaming bridge and took by storm the buildings
defended by the Swiss (bottom left) and French infantry.

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Battle of Shevardino 1812
Battle of Shevardino 1812
Russian cuirassiers cutting down French infantry.
For more info and map click here >>
(Picture by Alexander Averyanov)

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Pictures. Part 2.
Battle of Borodino.

Napoleon and Old Guard at Borodino
Napoleon, his staff and Old Guard at Borodino, 1812.
(Picture by Vasiliy Vereschagin)

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French infantry and artillery at Borodino in 1812.
Marshal Davout's infantry and artillery attacking Bagration Fleches.

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Bataille de le Moskova
Battle of Borodino 1812.
Prince Bagration and his infantry counterattacking.

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Russian artillery at Borodino 1812.

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Bataille de le Moskova
Battle of Borodino 1812.
Charge of Polish uhlans on Russian battery.

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Battle of Borodino 1812.
Bayonet fight between Bagration's and Davout's infantry.

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Battle of Borodino 1812.
Poniatowski's Polish infantry vs Russian elite troops.
Battle of Borodino 1812.
Prince Poniatowski's Polish infantry and artillery [right]
(they were supported with part of Napoleon's Old Guard Artillery)
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Russian artillery, jagers [bottom right] and grenadiers,
incl. the elite Pavlovsk Grenadiers in red mitre caps [left].
For more info and map click here >
(Picture by Oleg Parkhayev)

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Battle of Borodino 1812.
Fight for the Great Redoubt.
Battle of Borodino 1812.
Fight for the Great Redoubt (Rayevski Redoubt, Death Redoubt).
Top right: the village of Borodino and the wooded banks of Kolocha River
defended by Russian artillery and jagers (light infantry).
Bottom right: wounded Russian officer carried by militia (opolchenie)
Top left: columns of French line infantry storming the Redoubt
Center: Russian artillery in the redoubt and infantry columns
For more information and maps click here >>
(Picture by Oleg Parkhayev)

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Battle of Borodino 1812.
Fight for the Great Redoubt.
Battle of Borodino 1812.
Fight for the Great Redoubt. Russian Counterattack.
Bottom left: Russian cuirassiers
Bottom right: Russian infantry
Top right: Russian dragoons and light cavalry
Top left: French infantry storming the redoubt
Center: the redoubt

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Battle of Borodino 1812.
Fight for the Great Redoubt.
Battle of Borodino 1812.
Fight for the Great Redoubt.
Incredible picture !

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Battle of Borodino 1812.
Fight for Bagration Fleches.
Battle of Borodino 1812.
Fight for Bagration Fleches.
Top right: burning village of Semenovskaya
Right: Russian cuirassiers counterattacking
Bottom right: Russian infantry
Center: Russian artillery in the fleches
Left: French infantry attacking the fleches
For more information and maps click here >>
(Picture by Oleg Parkhayev)

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Battle of Borodino 1812.
Cavalry battle.
Battle of Borodino 1812.
Cavalry battle.
Right: Russian cuirassiers (white uniforms, black armor)
Left: Saxon cuirassiers (yellow uniforms)
Top left: group of volunteers of Polish uhlans (dark blue/red uniforms, armed with lances)
joined the battle of heavy cavalry fought between the Great Redoubt and Bagration Fleches.
Top right: the Great Redoubt (covered in smoke)
Top center: Borodino village and church
For more info and maps click here >>
(Picture by Francois Roubaud)

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Battle of Borodino 1812.
General Tuchkov widow.
Battle of Borodino 1812.
Widow of General Tuchkov on the battlefield.
Margarita, a widow of the Russian General Tuchkov desperately tried to find the body of her husband.
She was so devastated by what she saw on the battlefield, she sold her estates and property and in 1817
used the money to build a little wooden house, right near the Bagration Fleches where, according to an
eyewitness account, her husband had been killed. Later, she built a small church. It became the first
monument on the Borodino battlefield to all those who died in the battle.
(Picture by Nikolay Matveyev)

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Pictures. Part 3.
War of 1812.


French soldiers near Moscow, September 1812.
(Picture by Adam Albrecht)


French soldiers near Moscow, September 1812.
(Picture by Adam Albrecht)

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Russian amry and residents abandoning Moscow.
Russian army and residents abandoning Moscow.
September 8 - Russian army began retreating east from Borodino.
September 12 - Peak of civilian flight from Moscow. Next day,
Russian military council agreed to abandon Moscow without fighting.
September 14 - Russian army marched through Moscow into an eastbound road
to Ryazan, followed by masses of civilians. French army crossed Moskva River
in three columns, converging on the city center.
(Picture by A. Semyonov and A. Sokolov)

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Execution of arsonists in Moscow.
Execution of arsonists in Moscow.
September 14 - Russian sources report first fires in abandoned city;
French sources date first reports to Napoleon at dawn of the next day
September 15 - Massive fire in Kitai-gorod. Napoleon arrived at Kremlin.
September 16 - Firestorm threatens Kremlin. Napoleon relocated to suburban
Petrovsky Palace, breaking through the burning Arbat Street to Moskva river,
then taking a safe route north-west by the river bank.
(Picture by Vasily Vereschagin)

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French army leaving Moscow in 1812.
October 1812: Napoleon leaving the burning Moscow.
The Emperor and his staff are escorted by Guard Horse Chasseurs.
(Picture by Viktor Mazurovsky)


October 1812: Napoleon leaving the burning Moscow.
The Emperor and his staff are escorted by Guard Dragoons.
(Picture by Vasily Vereschagin)

French army leaving Moscow in 1812.
French army leaving Moscow.
(Picture by A. Nikolayev)

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Battle of Maloyaroslavetz 1812.
General Delzons.
Battle of Maloyaroslavetz 1812
General Delzons and French infantry.
For more info and map click here >>
(Picture by Alexander Averyanov)

Battle of Maloyaroslavetz 1812.
Battle of Maloyaroslavetz 1812
For more info and map click here >>
(Picture by Mykola Samokysh)

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The Liberation of Vyazma 1812.
(Picture by Oleg Parkhayev)

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Armed Russian peasants attacked by French heavy cavalry. 1812.

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Cossacks with captured French cuirassier
Cossacks with captured French cuirassier. 1812.
The heavy cavalryman is mounted and peasant pony.
During the retreat from Russia the cuirassiers were heavily outnumbered by the Cossacks.
Some were killed while others were taken prisoner. The Cossacks usually attacked smaller
bodies of cuirassiers. The attacks came from the flanks and rear, and very rarely frontally.
The few cuirassiers rode on peasant ponies, their boots almost scuffing the ground.

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Battle of Berezina Crossing 1812.
The French losses in the crossing operations were very heavy. Approx. 25,000 French
troops and a further 15,000 Russians became casualties. Thousand of stragglers were
massacred by Cossacks, died in the near freezing water, or were crushed to death in
the panic to cross the bridges.
Since then "Bérézina" has been used in French language as a synonym of disaster.
For example, "You met your Berezina !" or "It's a disaster !" [C'est la bérézina ! ]
For more info and map click here >>
(Picture by Julian Falat, Poland)


Berezina Crossing 1812.

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Russian peasants with captured French and German soldiers. 1812.

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Napoleonic Dance
Napoleonic Dance.

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Retreat from Russia 1812.
French artillery
Retreat from Russia 1812. French artillery.
(Picture by Wojciech Kossak, Poland)

Retreat from Russia 1812.
French artillery
Retreat from Russia 1812. Napoleon and burning of colours.
(Picture by Wojciech Kossak, Poland)

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ARTICLES:
French Army : Royal , Revolutionary , Imperial

Napoleon

Napoleon's Strategy and Tactics.

French Infantry

French Cavalry

French Artillery

French Guard Infantry

French Guard Cavalry

French Guard Artillery

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Napoleon's Polish Light Cavalry

Napoleon's Swiss Infantry

Napoleon's Italian Infantry

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Russian Army

Russian Infantry

Russian Cavalry

Russian Artillery

Russian Guards

Cossacks

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Napoleon, His Army and Enemies