The Campaigns of Napoleon, Vol. 2 [3 Discs] [DVD]

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Overview

Synopsis

Campaigns of Napoleon, Volume 2: The Battle of Trafalgar
This film chronicles the decisive sea battle that ended Napoleon Bonaparte's quest to conquer England. The French were defeated by the British in the fight that took place off the southwestern coast of Spain. The French lost 20 ships; the British lost none. However, Admiral Nelson, Britain's most beloved naval hero, was killed by a French sniper when the battle ended. The film features an authentic reenactment of the battle and dramatized eyewitness accounts. 3-D graphics and imaging help to put the battle in context. ~ Rose of Sharon Winter, Rovi

Campaigns of Napoleon, Volume 2: The Napoleonic Wars
This documentary chronicles the life of military genius and tyrantNapoleon Bonaparte of France. Determined to rule the world, Napoleon fought a series of campaigns against various nations from 1803 to 1815 which are collectively referred to as the Napoleonic Wars. Early victories led this despotic figure on through his triumph at Austerlitz. The tide turned with the battles at Trafalgar and Borodino, the crippling winter campaign in Russia, and ultimate defeat at Waterloo. Employing reconstructions and recreations, period paintings and images, graphics and maps, the film brings the Napoleonic Wars to life. Dr. David Chandler, the world's leading authority on Napoleon, provides insight into the general's character. Niall Barr and John Tincey also offer their expertise. ~ Rose of Sharon Winter, Rovi

Campaigns of Napoleon, Volume 2: The Battle of Borodino
This video chronicles the story of Napoleon's march on Moscow, in which his troops remained unopposed until they reached the town of Borodino, some 60 miles from the capital city. In the ensuing ten-hour battle, both sides suffered heavy casualties; in all, more than 68,000 men were killed or wounded. It was the biggest bloodbath of the Napoleonic Wars and the beginning of the end of Napoleon's Russian campaign. He failed in his goal to destroy the Russian Army, and had to retreat from Russia in the bitter winter cold. A reenactment of this pivotal battle, along with commentary from historians, tells the story of an overconfident leader. ~ Rose of Sharon Winter, Rovi

Cast & Crew

  • Robert Powell
    Robert Powell

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