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Café Histoire: La chute de l’Aigle

Monday 14 April 2014 17:30-19:00

La campagne de France (January – April 1814)

On 11 April 1814 in Fontainebleau, the Empire falls with Napoleon’s abdication… Surrounded since January by the three armies of the Sixth Coalition - Bernadotte in the North, Blücher in the centre and Von Schwarzenberg in the south, the Emperor organizes the resistance against the enemies of France. Despite his tactical sense of war Napoleon is defeated. This is the fall of the Eagle, the very last campaign of the Emperor: the Campaign of France.

Talk in French by Patrick Landri
90 mins
Members: £5 / Non members: £8

Image : Campagne de France by Jean-Louis-Ernest Meissonier (1815-1891)

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