Napoleon - An Intimate Portrait


“The French Campaign”

“The French Campaign”

Ernest Meissonier - c. 1861

Finally, in 1814, what Napoléon had struggled to avoid for years came to pass—the war came home to France. He tried to rally his troops for a heroic defense of the motherland and won battles at Champaubert, Montmirail and elsewhere, but nearly 20 years of battles had taken their toll. The country desperately wanted peace.

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A Traveling Exhibition from Russell Etling Company (c) 2011