Battle of Berezina

Local nameСражение на Березине
LocationMinsk Region, Republic of Belarus

The Battle of Berezina took place from 26 to 29 November 1812, between the French army of Napoleon, retreating after his invasion of Russia and crossing the Berezina, and the Russian armies under Mikhail Kutuzov, Peter Wittgenstein and Admiral Pavel Chichagov. The battle ended with a mixed outcome. The French suffered heavy losses but managed to cross the river and avoid being trapped. Since then "Bérézina" has been used in French as a synonym for "disaster".

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Wikipedia https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Berezina

Address Belarus

Coordinates 54°19'31.89" N 28°21'11.588" E

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