It Takes Time To Deliberate, But When The Time For Action Has Arrived, Stop Thinking And Go In."
The Battle Of Borodino took place during Emperor Napoleon's disastrous Russian invasion of 1812 and was one of the most crucial battles of the entire Napoleonic era.
The two dies met, just 60 miles from Moscow, on September 7th, 1812. For a man who had earned a reputation as a military genius, Napoleon failed to make the most of his long-awaited opportunity: he simply hurled his troops at the determined Russians. The result was the single biggest bloodbath of the Napoleonic wars -more than 68,000 troops were killed or wounded.
Featuring superb feature-film battle reconstructions, this is the story of the battle that Napoleon to turn for home and begin the infamous retreat from Moscow. The program also features period imagery and expert analysis by leading authorities on the Napoleonic war.