2008-02-01

The Minard Map

The advance into (1812) and retreat from (1813) Russia by Napoleon’s Grande Armée, which was decimated by a combination of the Russian winter, the Russian army and its scorched-earth tactics.
This is an actual geographical map, but with some extras. The two stripes (light-yellow/black) represent the French army forth and back from Moscow. Every millimeter loss in thickness means the death of 10.000 man.
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