Category: NAPOLEON

Did Tin Buttons Cause Napoleon’s Army To Retreat From Russia?

Napoleon in Russia

October of 1812 saw a major turning point in Napoleon’s invasion of Russia. Although the French had recently claimed victory at the Battle of Maloyaroslavets,…

Remains Of Napoleonic Soldiers Buried In Vyazma After 209 Years

On February 13th, a solemn ceremony was held in Vyazma, a small town in Smolensk, to bury the remains of Napoleonic soldiers killed during Napoleon’s…

History Hack – Fantastic Podcasts Beating Lockdown Blues

Timing, as they say is everything. With everyone currently at home under confinement there has never been a better time to launch a series of…

Armed Police Called to Catch Gunman Turns Out to be a TV Show Extra

At 10:15pm, the Police in Plymouth on the south coast of Devon in England, were called by concerned members of the public when they saw…

The Three Battles of Waterloo: Same Conflict-Different Perspectives

The Battle of Waterloo took place on June 18, 1815, in a gently sloping valley around six miles south of the city of Brussels in…

Napoleon’s Three Greatest Victories

As far as the military history of France goes, there is little that can compete with the greatness of Napoleon Bonaparte. He was one of…

Russian Hussars Live Fast And Finish Young

Historically there are very few military forces that can feasibly live up to the standards set by the cliche of ‘live fast, die young and…

2 Bonapartes and a Wellington: Two Forces Converge at the Battle of Salamanca

The Battle of Salamanca happened on July 22nd, 1812.  Having achieved decisive victories at Ciudad Rodrigo and Badajoz and henceforth breaking through Portugal, he thrust…

How Napoleon Consolidated an Empire

Napoleon Bonaparte’s Italian campaign in 1796-7 helped end the French Revolutionary Wars for France, but they were considerably more successful in regards to what they…

The Many Types Of Ships Used In The Napoleonic Wars

It is a common misconception that the Navies of the Napoleonic Wars used only massive ships, crewed by hundreds of men, which would slowly close and…

The 4 Types of Men Who Fought for Napoleon

The awesome power of the Napoleonic Empire was built on the blood and courage of millions of soldiers. Though Napoleon is remembered as an icon…

Invading The Land Of The Pharaohs – Napoleon Comes To Conquer

Napoleon’s invasion of Egypt was his last great military campaign before seizing power as First Consul of France. Despite being a disaster, it helped him…