Battle of Borodino

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    This paper will analyze the Battle of Borodino. Within this analysis, I will examine weather Tolstoy’s treatment of Napoleon’s statements, to include whether or not Tolstoy accurately describes the battle and if he expresses the horror of battle to which Napoleon alluded. Additionally, I will analyze whether or not the passage supports Napoleon’s assessment of the French as victors and the Russians as invincible. Last I will analyze Tolstoy’s view of warfare was. This paper will give a basic understanding

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    he needed to fight. At Smolensk, he set up for a battle and waited but the Russians, afraid of a trap steadily withdrew their troops from Smolensk and continued to retreat deeper into Russia. The only major battle in the Russian campaign proved that something was definitely lacking in Napoleon's judgment. Borodino was a battle of legendary proportions. Before the battle Napoleon proclaimed, "Soldiers, here is the battle you have so long desired!" However, the fight was

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    Napoleon's Russian Campaign The peace between France and Russia in 1807 lasted for five years but was not satisfactory to either side. The Tilsit settlement was thought of by Napoleon as no more than a convenient truce. In 1807 he had been in no position to invade Russia but there was no way that he could tolerate another European power for very long. Napoleon felt that a war with Russia was necessary ‘for crushing England by crushing the only power still strong enough him any trouble by joining

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    Napoleon Bonaparte’s failed invasion of Russia in 1812 was the cause of his eventual downfall. To what extent do you agree with this statement? To a large extent, Napoleon Bonaparte’s failed invasion of Russia was the cause of his eventual downfall. In 1812 Napoleon marched with his Grand Army into Russia in an attempt to seize the country. The crushing defeat which followed devastated the army, leaving it incapacitated and vulnerable. This venture into Russia crippled Napoleon’s quest for European

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    the trauma and horrors of war. These two milestone pieces of music efficiently and elaborately display the different aspects of the Battle of Borodino using musical elements, form and instruments to convey the concept of war. Tchaikovsky’s 1812 Overture in E flat major, Opus 49 was composed to celebrate Russia’s defeat of Napoleon’s Grand Army at the Battle of Borodino in 1812 and is undoubtedly his best known work. However, Tchaikovsky did not feel as much enthusiasm for his work and described the

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    War and Peace Leo Tolstoy TOLSTOY, L. (2017). WAR AND PEACE. S.l.: OXFORD UNIV PRESS. War and Peace was written by Leo Tolstoy in 1867, about sixty-two years after War and Peace took place. War and Peace gives a detailed background to how Russian society was during Napoleon’s invasion. Throughout this book, Tolstoy gives examples of how class and social importance can drop quickly and majorly devastating in Moscow. But while in St. Petersburg dropping a social class was not as devastating, but

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    Within six months, Napoleon and his Grande Armée shifted from one of the largest land armies ever assembled to a force unable to defend the French homeland. The Clausewitzian notion that historians and academics may never really know why a war failed aside, a large portion of France's lost rests with Napoleon's inability to understand his environment, adapt to Russia's strategy, and indentifying his own limitations. Prior the start of the 1812 campaign, Napoleon's friction with Tsar Alexander I

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    many government and legal reforms, but constant war/battles eventually led to his debasement. When Napoleon was just 27 years old, he was made commander of the French army in Italy. His unexpected victory over Austria gave France control over much of Italy, leading to his rulership in roughly 1799. The mighty army of Bonaparte started with the rise of power after the French Revolution, to his boastful Emperorship, to his downfall in the Battle of Waterloo. The French Revolution was a difficult time

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    continued to expand across much of western and central continental Europe. It wasn’t until Russia left the continental system that the French would engage in a full scale battle. This battle lead to the downfall of Napoleon rule. With the invasion of Moscow, his army suffered heavy casualties which would then be considered the Battle of Borodino. Russians set fire to the city, forcing Napoleons army to starve, due to harsh weather freeze, and die off. This action became the defeat and end of the Napoleonic

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    die at this point. They are lacking many of what a human body needs to survive. They are losing starvation, disease and desertion. 175,000 soldiers arrive in Smolensk but 30,000 soldiers die there. The Battle of Borodino happens on September 7, 1812. Napoleon has 30,000 more casualties at this battle. Napoleon has already lost many many troops. On September 14, 1812 Napoleon finally reaches Moscow to find it completely in ashes. Napoleon knows the czar did all of

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