The Grande Armée Crossing in Berezina

The Battle took place from November 26-29, 1812, between the French army of Napoleon, retreating after his invasion of Russia and crossing the Berezina, and the Russian armies under Mikhail Kutuzov, Peter Wittgenstein and Admiral Pavel Chichagov. The French suffered heavy losses but managed to cross the river and avoid being trapped. Since then “Bérézina” has been […]