Sketches of the Horrors of War

Sketches of the Horrors of War : Chiefly Selected from Labaume's Narrative of the Campaign in Russia, in 1812; Translated from the French, with Some Observations (Classic Reprint)

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Excerpt from Sketches of the Horrors of War: Chiefly Selected From Labaume's Narrative of the Campaign in Russia, in 1812; Translated From the French, With Some Observations The spring of 1812 was employed by the, French and Russians in the increase of their military Strength, and whilst Napoleon assembled his legions on the frontiers. Of Poland, Russia collected all her resources, to await the impending conflict. The French army was composed of si'r hundred and eighty thousand men, and one hundred and seventv-s'ix thousand horses. If we deduct the Austrian corps, with the troops in garrison and reserve, its effectiie strength may have amounted to cavalry, and 1200 pieces 'of arftillery.* Oii the return of the French Ambassador from St. Petersburgh, Napoleon issueda proclamation from W'ilkowiski, dated J Due '22, 18l2, in which he announced'the commencement of the second Polish war, and immediately took the field at the head of his army. The passage of the Niemen was effected on the 24th, and on the 25th they reached Wilna In their retreat. The riisslans carried offthe inhabitants with their cattle, destroyed the corn and forage, laid waste the country, and burnt the towns and villages, in order to deprive their invaders of every means of subsistence and Shelter. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.show more

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  • Paperback | 30 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 2mm | 54g
  • Forgotten Books
  • United States
  • English
  • , black & white illustrations
  • 0243265905
  • 9780243265909