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Battle of Borodino – Napoleon’s Invasion of Russia

7 September 1812 marks the Battle of Borodino in Napoleon Bonaparte’s Russian invasion when his 86,000 French, German & Polish infantry & 28,000 cavalries defeated Field Marshal Prince Mikhail Kutuzov’s 72,000 Russian infantry & 17,500 cavalries. Kutuzov had steadily fallen back before Napoleon. Tsar Aleksandr, I demanded battle. Kutuzov built earthworks at Borodino. 3 arrow shaped fleches guarded his center-left.

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