Napoleon Bonaparte's Disastrous March during the Russian Campaign of 1812
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Napoleon’s Disastrous March during the Russian Campaign of 1812

This statistical map traces the path of Napoleon’s grand army marching to Moscow in his 1812 campaign. The big tan stream represents the scale of Napoleon’s army, diminishing as it approaches Moscow. The black stream represents the size of his troops while in retreat. There were 422,000 soldiers crossed the Neman River to engage with the Russian army. Only 10,000 of them comeback alive.

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Data Visualization
Year Published  
1851
Published by
Charles Joseph Minard
Infographic Elements  
chart, drawing
Designed by
Charles Joseph Minard
Associated Topics  
war, Napoleon Bonaparte

Napoleon Disastrous March during the Russian Campaign of 1812 - Vintage Infographic

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