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1814 campaign

Postby FBC-Elvas, Portugal » July 4th, 2011, 4:12 pm

Anyone interested in Napoleon's 1814 campaign should try to visit the Napoleonic museum in Brienne-le-Chateau and pick up a folder showing where signs, in both English and French, have been erected at vital sites in the surrounding area. The museum itself contains a good collection of maps, pictures and artifacts relevant to the Six Days' Campaign. Napoleon attended the military academy in Brienne-le-Chateau and made the chateau his HQ in 1814. For more information about the museum: http://www.napoleon.org/en/magazine/mus ... hateau.asp

This is the .pdf of the free folder you can pick up at the museum, showing the location of the signs: http://www.ville-brienne-le-chateau.fr/ ... poleon.pdf

There is an impressive 1814 monument at Champaubert, a rural crossroads south of Reims, where the D933 meets the D951. There are signs in English and French explaining what the monument commemorates.
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