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The illustrious dead: the terrifying story of how typhus killed Napoleon's greatest army

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In the spring of 1812, Napoleon Bonaparte was at the height of his powers. Early that year, bolstered by his successes, Napoleon turned his attentions toward Moscow, helming the largest invasion in human history. Surely, Tsar Alexander's outnumbered troops would crumble against this mighty force. But another powerful and ancient enemy awaited Napoleon's men in the Russian steppes. Virulent and swift, this microscopic foe would bring the emperor to his knees.
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subject_facet France. -- Armée -- History -- Napoleonic Wars, 1800-1815
Napoleon -- I, -- Emperor of the French, -- 1769-1821 -- Military leadership
Napoleonic Wars, 1800-1815 -- Campaigns -- Russia
Napoleonic Wars, 1800-1815 -- Campaigns -- Russia -- Health aspects
Napoleonic Wars, 1800-1815 -- Campaigns -- Russia -- Medical care
Russia -- History, Military -- 1801-1917
title_display The illustrious dead : the terrifying story of how typhus killed Napoleon's greatest army
title_full The Illustrious Dead The Terrifying Story of How Typhus Killed Napoleon's Greatest Army
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title_sub the terrifying story of how typhus killed Napoleon's greatest army
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Napoleon
Napoleonic Wars, 1800-1815
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