Napoleon Conquers A Heap of Ashes – Battle of Smolensk 1812

Battle of Smolensk in 1812

Smolensk is an important symbolic city to the Russians in 1812, for Napoleon it’s a strategic objective he wants to conquer to improve is deteriorating supply situation. The Battle of Smolensk leads to an inferno in the city, it gets virtually destroyed and nearly all residents flee.
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