The battle of Borodino took place during Emperor Napoleon's disastrous Russian invasion of 1812 and was one of the most crucial battles of the entire Napoleonic era. The two sides met just 60 miles from Moscow on September 7th 1812. For a man who had earned a reputation as a military genius, Napoleon failed to make the most of his long-awaited opportunity: he simply hurled his troops at the determined Russians. The result was the single biggest bloodbath of the Napoleonic wars - more than 68,000 troops were either killed or wounded. Featuring superb feature-film battle reconstructions, this is the story of the battle that forced Napoleon to turn for home and begin the infamous retreat from Moscow. It also includes period imagery and expert interpretation and analysis by leading authorities on the Napoleonic wars.