Borodino on ABC news

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Borodino on ABC news

Postby Dropbear » Tue Sep 04, 2012 8:21 am

I didn't see it on the tv last night, but found it on the ABC news website this morning.

It includes video footage of the report:

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2012-09-02/france-russia-recreate-battle-of-borodino/4239014

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Re: Borodino on ABC news

Postby Cardinal Biggles » Tue Sep 04, 2012 10:39 am

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those Russkies have beenn painting up a storm..I might settle down in my bloody bad cold state and re read the Tolstoy chapters concerning Borodino..stirring stuff
for those without a copy to hand
Start at http://www.online-literature.com/tolsto ... peace/209/
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poor old Caulaincourt just been necked..
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Auguste-Je ... ulaincourt

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These blokes haven't read their copy of the Blandford book about 1812 so have mistakenly entered the battle carrying their guidon..
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troublemaking Vistula Legion
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Saxon cuirassiers and Polish lancers of Latour-Maubourg's cavalry corps clash with Russian cuirassiers. The rise of Raevsky redoubt is on the right, the steeple of Borodino church in the background. Detail from the Borodino Panorama.

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Re: Borodino on ABC news

Postby Admin Fella » Tue Sep 04, 2012 11:02 am

Jut watched it. Well i suppose if the French can blame everyone else and claim other victories, no reason why the Russians can't claim a "draw'. :)

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Re: Borodino on ABC news

Postby Cardinal Biggles » Tue Sep 04, 2012 11:24 am

well the French did win the battle..they held the field, the Russian army was both wrecked and forced to retreat.


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