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Russian patriotic war of 1812

September 1812: Borodino clash (the initial forces and the resulted losses in that general battle of the war were almost equal) July 1812 - undeclared French invasion
Kutuzov and Napoleon at Borodino field

  • July 1812 - undeclared French invasion. Russian slow retreat in conditions of number inferiority.
  • August 1812: Smolensk battle .
  • September 1812: Borodino clash (the initial forces and the resulted losses in that general battle of the war were almost equal) ; fire of Moscow.
  • October-december 1812: French retreat from Russia, forsed by the regular troops and partisans. At the border, only 1600 Frenches left of The Great Army (about 3%).

  • undeclared French invasion. zerbrochene Kanonen
    The broken cannons at Borodino field (click to enlarge).


    1812 Angriff der russischen Garde
    Russian Lejb Guard attack at Borodino.
    Angriff der russischen Garde, 1812.

    1812 Moscow fire during Napoleon invasion
    The fire of Moscow during Napoleon invasion.
    Bomberos de Moscu, 1812

    Napoleon's retreat from Russia
    Napoleon's retreat from Russia



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