Napoleon's invasion of Russia remains the benchmark for military disaster, even some two hundred year after he and his 600,000 men crossed the Niemen into the interior of Russia. The story of these men and their stolid, valiant opponents, the Russians, is recounted in admirable detail by the Author: from the killing fields of Smolensk and Borodino to the great fire of Moscow and the retreat through the snows of the Russian winter. Illustrated with 8 plans, the action of the great struggle is brought into full life, even through the passage of so much time.Author - George, Hereford B. 1838-1910.Text taken, whole and complete, from the edition published in London, T.F. Unwin, 1899.Original Page Count - xv, 451 p.Illustrations - 8 maps and plans.