199 years ago tomorrow (June 24, 2011), Napoleon launched his invasion of Russia. The campaign ended in disaster and an army 500,000 strong was reduced to 20,000.
This blog is to follow the progress of the campaign on the various anniversaries. For this year, the 199th anniversary, I will mostly concentrate on the retreat which started from Moscow in October. In 2012, I plan to cover the whole campaign.
The focus will be on the common soldier.