Turning Point Title: Napoleonís Retreat from Moscow
Place and Date of Event: June 22 1812 Napoleon and the Grande Arme invade
Russia. December 18 1812 what is left of the Grande Arme make it back to
Key Individuals and Roles:
Napoleon: Emperor of France who lead the French Arme and itís allies into
Barclay de Tolly: Commanded 127,000 Russian troops at the start of the
Marshal Kutusov: Russian commander who replaced Barclay in mid August.
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Napoleon is hated by almost all his Arme after
this failure. He left his troops to die in Russia and people donít forget that.
Countries under Napoleonís rule now feel confident they can beat him. He suffers
his final loss in Waterloo and is imprisoned on Elba by the English. If Napoleon
had not lost in Russia he most likely would have made France the biggest empire
ever, that would still exist today.