1812: The March on Moscow
Half a million men crossed the Niemen in Napoleon's ill-fated invasion of Russia. The trials and tribulations of the invading force are captured in eye-witness accounts from over 100 of the participants and make this an unforgettable saga of men moving towards disaster.
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Foreword by David G Chandler
Overture to 1812
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