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imperial-russia: ““Imperial couple with their children during the celebrations of the battle of Borodino, 1912 ” ”

The Battle of Eylau or Battle of Preussisch-Eylau, 7 and 8 February 1807, was a bloody and inconclusive battle between Napoléon's Grande Armée and a Russian Empire army under Levin August, Count von Bennigsen near the town of Eylau in East Prussia

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The Melee: French Carabiniers and Russian Hussars at the Battle of Borodino. Keith Rocco. Passing by the Raevsky Redoubt and flooding the plateau beyond, French cavalry consisting of elements of Montbrun's 2nd Reserve Cavalry Corps and Grouchy's 3rd Reserve Cavalry Corps became embroiled with Russian regiments of horse in a fight that General Barclay de Tolly described as "one of the most stubborn cavalry battles of history."

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battle of Borodino - Google Search

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The Borodino field, where the Russian Army under Field-Marshal Mikhail Kutuzov engaged the French Army under Napoleon on September 7th, 1812. The Battle of Borodino went down in history as the bloodiest battle on record, in which the Russians, as Napoleon put it, won the right to be called invincible. The battle of France’s 1812 war against Russia that largely predetermined the defeat of the Napoleon Army. September 7th has been celebrated as “Borodino Day” ever since.

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battle of borodino - french infantry engage a russian artillery battery position.

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The death of Calaincourta during the charge of the Great Readout in the Battle of Borodino 1812. Fig. L. Rousselot.

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This splendid parure originally belonged to Princess Ekatarina Pavlovna Bagration, (née Skavronskaia), wife of Prince Pyotr Ivanovic Bagration,a descendant of the Brigation Kings of Georgia. Prince Pyort was a general in the Russian army who died defending his country from Napoleón at the battle of Borodino.

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