Imperial Sunset: The Fall of Napoleon, 1813-14
Beginning with a picture of the Cossacks of the Elbe in the spring of 1813, the author proceeds to show the results of the disastrous Russian winter and the defeat of 1812, the effects of the fateful years, 1813-1814, as the outer edges of Napoleon's empire began to crumble; the campaigns in the German states; the situation along the shores of the Baltic, in Spain and in Italy.
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The Cossacks of the Elbe
Joy in London
The Bare Necessities
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advance Allies arrived artillery attack Augereau Austrian Baron Stein battle Bautzen Bernadotte Berthier Bertrand Blucher Bonaparte Bourbons bridge British campaign capital Captain Barres captured Caulaincourt cavalry chasseurs Chateau Colonel columns command conscripts corps Cossacks crossed Czar Davout defeat defensive Dresden east Elbe Elster Emperor Empire enemy enemy's Essonnes Eugene Europe field fighting fire Fontainebleau force fought France French Frenchmen frontier garrison German Grand Army Guard guns Habsburg Hamburg Hanau honor hope horse hundred Imperial infantry Italy Joseph Katzbach king Leipzig letter Lindenau lost Lutzen Macdonald Mainz Marbot Marmont Marshal Memoirs Metternich miles military Mortier Moscow moving Murat Napo Napoleon never Ney's night officers once Oudinot Pamplona Paris Prince prisoners Prussian ranks retreat Rhine river road route Saxony Schwartzenberg soldiers Soult Spain stormed surrender Talleyrand thousand town troops Vandamme veterans victory village Weissenfels Wellington wounded