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1812: Napoleon in Moscow

AUSTIN, Paul Britten

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ISBN 10: 1853671959 / ISBN 13: 9781853671951
Published by Greenhill Books, London, 1995
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Small 4to. Burgundy cloth, pictorial dust jacket. 264pp. Illustrations, maps. Near fine/near fine. Discreet blind-embossed ownership initials on front flyleaf. Tight, quyite handsome first edition. Bookseller Inventory # 34334

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Title: 1812: Napoleon in Moscow

Publisher: Greenhill Books, London

Publication Date: 1995

Binding: Hardcover

Dust Jacket Condition: Dust Jacket Included

Edition: 1st Edition

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Napoleon's Grande Armee waits at the gates of Moscow, preparing to enter in triumphal procession. But it finds a city abandoned by its inhabitants - save only the men who emerge to fan the flames as incendiary fuzes hidden throughout the empty buildings of Moscow set the city alight. For three days Moscow burns, while looters dodge the fires to plunder and pillage. And so begins 1812: Napoleon in Moscow, Paul Britten Austin's atmospheric 'word-film' presented through the testimony of more than 100 of the people who witnessed and took part in the campaign. A large proportion of these close-up accounts have never been seen in English before.

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