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1814: The French Campaign


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Ernest Meissonier, <i>1814, The French Campaign</i> 1864

Ernest Meissonier, 1814, The French Campaign 1864

Accompanied out of Russia and pursued across German lands, Napoleon and France were encircled and invaded in early 1814. Despite a military performance as gifted as the First Italian campaign, the First Emperor was to be forced into abdication and exile on Elba.



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