1812 - Napoleons Retreat from Moscow (SA)
Added: Aug 15 2019
Following the rejection of his Continental System by Czar Alexander I, French Emperor Napoleon I invaded Russia with his Grande Armée on June 24, 1812. The enormous army, featuring more than 500,000 soldiers and staff, was the largest European military force ever assembled to that date. One month later, the starving French army were forced to begin a hasty retreat out of Russia.