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  • 200 years ago... The bloody Battle of Borodino

    I couldn't let this date pass without remembering what happened.


    Battle of Borodino

    Bataille de la Moscova

    The largest and bloodiest single-day battle of the Napoleonic Era


    "Of all my 50 battles, the most terrible was
    the one I fought at Moscow [Borodino
    ]."



    This is the right place to post anything and everything related to Borodino (paintings, questions, videos and everything else).
    My avatar: Center of the Cross of the Légion d'honneur (Legion of Honour) of the First French Empire (Napoleonic Era), 3rd type (awarded between 1806-1808). My Légion d'honneur. :-)

  • #2
    Hopefully I'm not making an ass of myself, but isn't this the battle featured in War & Peace? I know almost nothing of the 1812 Russian campaign. As my interest has always been with the naval engagements as well as the Spanish campaigns

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    • #3
      I will start the ball rolling with some paintings...

      All paintings by Alexander Averyanov.


      Fight for the Shevardino Redoubt



      Larger image: http://img31.imageshack.us/img31/161...noredoubth.jpg

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      Prince Bagration at the Battle of Borodino - Last counter-attack



      Larger image: http://img88.imageshack.us/img88/670...astcountbo.jpg

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      The feat of the gunners



      Larger image: http://img210.imageshack.us/img210/7...iangunners.jpg

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      The feat of General Kostenetskog



      Larger image: http://img802.imageshack.us/img802/9...fgenkosten.jpg
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      • #4
        The third pic is of the 57th "le terrible" one of my
        favorite regiments...

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        • #5
          Originally posted by TheBubba View Post
          Hopefully I'm not making an ass of myself, but isn't this the battle featured in War & Peace? I know almost nothing of the 1812 Russian campaign. As my interest has always been with the naval engagements as well as the Spanish campaigns
          Yes, it is the battle dramatized in War & Peace.

          Take a look at these links:

          http://napoleonistyka.atspace.com/Borodino_battle.htm

          http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Borodino
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          • #6
            Originally posted by General Brock View Post
            The third pic is of the 57th "le terrible" one of my
            favorite regiments...
            The 57th French infantry stormed and captured one of Bagration's Flèches at Borodino. Bagration was greatly impressed with the French assault (the charge made by the 57th), he clapped his hands and yelled "Bravo, bravo!"

            La Moskowa (Borodino) is one of the battle honors of the regiment.
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            • #7






              Both sides fought with incredible tenacity and suffered appalling casualties.

              Borodino was a bloody meat-grinder...
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              • #8
                Nice piccies. I particularly liked this painting...
                Prince Bagration at the Battle of Borodino - Last counter-attack
                It begins to show just how massive so many men and horses and artillery must have looked.

                Oh, and I cant get the 1812 Overture out of my head now...thanks a lot.

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                • #9
                  Borodino in 3D:

                  http://www.taday.ru/text/1512759.html

                  Fragments of panoroma by F. Rubo :

                  http://www.museum.ru/1812/Painting/rubo/index.html
                  There are no Nazis in Ukraine. © Idiots

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                  • #10
                    Anton

                    That is an awesome deal dude. I would love to go visit one day

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Emtos View Post
                      Fragments of panoroma by F. Rubo :

                      http://www.taday.ru/text/1512759.html
                      The old guy inthe photos...I take it he is the sole surviving soldier from the Battle?

                      It is interesting to note what the Russians think Napoleonic Russian Green looks like.

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                      • #12
                        200 years ago... The bloody Battle of Borodino

                        The High quality paintings and the detailed battlemaps are some of the best Napoleonic prints i have ever seen.


                        another description of the battle:

                        http://www.greatmilitarybattles.com/..._borodino.html

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by Nappyfan View Post
                          The old guy inthe photos...I take it he is the sole surviving soldier from the Battle?

                          It is interesting to note what the Russians think Napoleonic Russian Green looks like.
                          http://ru.wikipedia.org/wiki/%D0%91%...BD%D0%B8%D0%B5

                          In the end you have the photo of a survivor of battle in 1912. He was named Pavel Yakovlevitch Tolstogusov. At time he was aged 117 years old.
                          There are no Nazis in Ukraine. © Idiots

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by Emtos View Post
                            http://ru.wikipedia.org/wiki/%D0%91%...BD%D0%B8%D0%B5

                            In the end you have the photo of a survivor of battle in 1912. He was named Pavel Yakovlevitch Tolstogusov. At time he was aged 117 years old.
                            It has been said, but I'm not so convinced.
                            He would have been 5 at the time of the battle of Borodino. In those days people did not know how old they were or in what year they were born...
                            Personally I have my doubts...



                            Greets,
                            Stratego
                            Death is nothing, but to live defeated and inglorious is to die daily.- Napoleon

                            It is better to fail in originality than to succeed in imitation.- Herman Melville

                            Aut viam inveniam aut faciam

                            BORG

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by Stratego View Post
                              It has been said, but I'm not so convinced.
                              He would have been 5 at the time of the battle of Borodino. In those days people did not know how old they were or in what year they were born...
                              Personally I have my doubts...



                              Greets,
                              Stratego
                              He was 117 in 1912, it means he was born in 1795 and was 17 at the time of battle. Why not.
                              There are no Nazis in Ukraine. © Idiots

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