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1812

Overview page. Subjects: Music.

Concert overture, op. 49 (1880), by Tchaikovsky; written for the Moscow Exhibition, it commemorates Napoleon's retreat from Moscow in 1812 and incorporates La Marseillaise and the Tsarist...

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War of 1812

David Curtis Skaggs.

in Military History

P ublished online October 2015 .

Article. Subjects: Military History; Pre-20th Century Warfare; First World War; Second World War; Post-WW2 Military History. 7140 words.

The War of 1812 (which lasted until 1815) may have been, as some have said, one of America’s “forgotten wars,” but its impact on the United States and Canada remains over two centuries...

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War of 1812

David Curtis Skaggs.

in Military History

P ublished online October 2015 .

Article. Subjects: Military History; Pre-20th Century Warfare; First World War; Second World War; Post-WW2 Military History. 7140 words.

The War of 1812 (which lasted until 1815) may have been, as some have said, one of America’s “forgotten wars,” but its impact on the United States and Canada remains over two centuries...

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Russian Campaign of 1812

Alexander Mikaberidze.

in Military History

P ublished online July 2012 .

Article. Subjects: Military History; Pre-20th Century Warfare; First World War; Second World War; Post-WW2 Military History. 11679 words.

The Franco-Russian alliance created at Tilsit in 1807 and reinforced at Erfurt in 1808 withered away by 1811. Russia was disgruntled by economic losses sustained under the Continental...

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Battle of Leipzig

John H. Gill.

in Military History

P ublished online September 2014 .

Article. Subjects: Military History; Pre-20th Century Warfare; First World War; Second World War; Post-WW2 Military History. 10965 words.

Nineteenth-century Europe’s largest military engagement, the Battle of Leipzig, was fought from 16 to 19 October 1813 following a major preliminary clash on the 14th. The battle was the...

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Russian Military History, 1762-1825

Alexander Mikaberidze.

in Military History

P ublished online May 2014 .

Article. Subjects: Military History; Pre-20th Century Warfare; First World War; Second World War; Post-WW2 Military History. 9282 words.

The sixty-three years between the accession of Catherine II and the death of Alexander I mark a key moment in Russian history. The Russian state enjoyed a long streak of successful wars and...

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Antoine-Henri Jomini

Eman M. Vovsi.

in Military History

P ublished online February 2013 .

Article. Subjects: Military History; Pre-20th Century Warfare; First World War; Second World War; Post-WW2 Military History. 9082 words.

Antoine-Henri Baron de Jomini (b. 1779–d. 1869) has become one of the most influential military theorists of the modern age. His principles, which at some point formed the basis for...

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Napoleon Bonaparte

Philip Dwyer.

in Military History

P ublished online August 2013 .

Article. Subjects: Military History; Pre-20th Century Warfare; First World War; Second World War; Post-WW2 Military History. 14062 words.

Napoleon Bonaparte was born on the island of Corsica, in Ajaccio, on 15 August 1769, one year after the island had been taken over by the French. He was the second surviving child of Carlo...

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War in Literature and Drama

Catherine Calloway.

in Military History

P ublished online November 2013 .

Article. Subjects: Military History; Pre-20th Century Warfare; First World War; Second World War; Post-WW2 Military History. 22109 words.

The literature of war has existed since the first literary texts were written. Scholars have been quick to acknowledge that war is a dominant force in the works of the three earliest...

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