VILNIUS 1812: GHOSTS OF NAPOLEON'S GRANDE ARMEE
THROUGH THEIR ARTIFACTS
Autore: P. Richardson, S. Summerfiled
DISPONIBILE FINE MAGGIO 2021
160pp., 4to, 500 colour illustrations including 281 artefacts, 16 maps, 70 paintings, 22 photos., 43 uniforms, 70 uniform details & 43 tables. 2021. In 2008 my good friend Paul Richardson did an excellent brief study based on the discovery of the Vilnius massed graves of the victims of the reatreat from Moscow. I am delighted to now publish for Paul and Stephen this vastly updated version. The collaboration of these two authors now results in a detailed exploration of the anthropology, buttons, uniform fragments, shakos, personal items that have survived with comparisons in many cases to the original artefacts. Also discussed in a survey of the campaign are the contribution of disease, lack of medical provision, nutrition and weather to the demise of the army. The research involved in this book is giving a greater understanding to the fate of the army and a companion volume is in preparation to explore the themes in more detail.
circa 500 illustrazioni a colori