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Napoleonic 200th Anniversaries in 2012

Postby Mark » December 23rd, 2011, 8:05 pm

Dear All

In an attempt not to miss some of the more important Napoleonic related 200th anniversaries in 2012 I have compiled a short list below. I am trying to focus on the main events otherwise this mini-project could get a little over-expanded if we are not careful. The intention is to for the forum to mark, in some way, each of the events to either remind us of what happened 200 years ago and/or stimulate some debate and interest in these events. Do members think we need to add anything else to the list or have I made any errors?

Napoleonic 200th Anniversaries in 2012

Siege of Ciudad Rodrigo – 8th to 19th January 1812
Siege of Badajoz – 16th March to 6th April 1812
War of 1812 Begins – 18th June 1812
Napoleon’s Invasion of Russia Begins – 24th June 1812
Battle of Salamanca – 22nd July 1812
Battle of Garcia Hernandez – 23rd July 1812
Battle of Borodino – 7th September 1812
Siege of Burgos - 19th September to 21st October 1812 (please note this link opens a PDF)

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Re: Napoleonic 200th Anniversaries in 2012

Postby OXFORDMON » December 23rd, 2011, 10:13 pm

Hi Mark

May i suggest the siege of Burgos 19th Sept - 21st Oct 1812, a rare failure for Wellington which turned into a retreat some considered worse than Corunna.

Andy.

http://peninsularwar200.org/burgoscastlereport.pdf
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Re: Napoleonic 200th Anniversaries in 2012

Postby Mark » January 6th, 2012, 6:45 pm

Cheers, Andy! Will add it to the list :)

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Re: Napoleonic 200th Anniversaries in 2012

Postby Waggoner » January 6th, 2012, 7:00 pm

Mark,

Don't forget the American Declaration of War against Great Britain. I don't have the date immediately at hand.

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Re: Napoleonic 200th Anniversaries in 2012

Postby Mark » January 6th, 2012, 7:06 pm

Waggoner wrote:Mark,

Don't forget the American Declaration of War against Great Britain. I don't have the date immediately at hand.

All the best,

Gary


Hi Gary

Wasn't this the 18th June 1812 when the War of 1812 began?

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Re: Napoleonic 200th Anniversaries in 2012

Postby Waggoner » January 6th, 2012, 7:46 pm

Mark,

Indeed! I look on the War of 1812 as a sub-set of the series of wars between Great Britain and Revolutionary/Napoleonic France. Had the Americans gone the other way, and declared war on France as they almost did, history would have been somewhat different :)

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Re: Napoleonic 200th Anniversaries in 2012

Postby Mark » January 6th, 2012, 8:08 pm

Waggoner wrote:Had the Americans gone the other way, and declared war on France as they almost did, history would have been somewhat different :)


Careful with comments like that otherwise I'll end up having to create a 'What If' sub-forum :lol:

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