Napoleon russia

Explore the dramatic events of Napoleon's ill-fated invasion of Russia. Learn about the battles, strategies, and consequences of this monumental campaign that changed the course of history.
A Polish General of Brigade (center left) and the Colonel of the 17th Regiment of Uhlans (Lancers), Army of the Duchy of Warsaw (center right). The 17th was raised in 1812 during Napoleon I's invasion of Russia when the French and their allies (including the Poles) briefly liberated Lithuania. The regiment followed the Grand Army when it retreated, and gave good service during the German Campaign of 1813-1814. Empire, Military, War, Soldier, Cavalry, Regiment, Army, French Army, Army Uniform

A Polish General of Brigade (center left) and the Colonel of the 17th Regiment of Uhlans (Lancers), Army of the Duchy of Warsaw (center right). The 17th was raised in 1812 during Napoleon I's invasion of Russia when the French and their allies (including the Poles) briefly liberated Lithuania. The regiment followed the Grand Army when it retreated, and gave good service during the German Campaign of 1813-1814.

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Beau Bellman
Russian Armed Forces 1700-1917: Russian Army – Napoleonic Wars War, Empire, Russian Military Uniform, Infantry, Military Units, Imperial Army, Imperial Russia, Century Uniforms, Military History

Organization Upon his accession to the throne, Tsar Paul launched a series of reforms aimed at transforming the Russian Army. His Gatchina Troops (the tsar's personal guard at the palace of that name), trained in the Prussian manner, became the pattern for the rest of the imperial army. New drill regulations were introduced in December 1796, while new uniforms were issued in the Prussian style, and soldiers were required to wear their hair pulled back behind their heads in tightly braided…

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Tarmo Niemelä