100th Anniversary Of The Battle Of Borodino Celebrated
Napoleon I invaded Russia with the Grande Armee in June 1812. After initial victories the two countries fought at a village called Borodino. Although the French took the town, they lost a third of their forces, 70,000 men in one battle. It was the last offensive action fought by Napoleon in Russia and the Russian army preserved its combat strength eventually allowing it to force Napoleon out of the country.