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  • 2011-12-31T16:00:00-05:00 on Россия 1
  • 50 mins
  • 3 hours, 20 mins
  • Russia
  • Documentary

"1812" is dedicated to one of the most remarkable and dramatic periods in history – the Napoleonic Wars from 1803 to 1815. They were a continuation of the wars originally sparked off by the French Revolution of 1789 and threw Europe's armies into mobilization on an unprecedented scale.
August 26, 1812 on the 124-km west of Moscow, in a field near the village of Borodino, two great armies fought final preparations for one of the bloodiest battles of the era. A quarter of a million people, more than a thousand guns. Here Borodino decided the fate of the entire campaign, the fate of Moscow, the fate of the whole of Russia.
4-part project "1812" is a large-scale reconstruction of the 1812 war, the heroic events of the year in which Russia defeated Napoleon's France. The "1812" covers the main events of the war with Napoleon in the summer to the winter of 1812 - the moment when the "great army" invaded the Russian Empire, until the moment when its remnants were driven back. The basis of the film is the reconstruction of historical events, which immerses the viewer in the atmosphere of the battlefield.
The project tells about one of the brightest pages of Russian history - the war of 1812. The results of this campaign have largely determined the century of Russian history. Architectural exteriors and interiors, fortresses, cities and landscape features where events take place, appear in the series with the maximum historical authenticity. We give biographical information and portraits of heads of states, prominent warlords and iconic figures of the era. Exhaustively describes the features of military costume the armies of France, Russia and other countries.

4 episodes

1x01 Invasion

  • Series Premiere

    2011-12-31T16:00:00-05:00 — 50 mins

On 26th August, 1812, two huge armies were doing the last preparations to one of the bloodiest battle of the epoch near the village of Borodino, 124 kilometers away from Moscow. A quarter of million soldiers, over a thousand cannons. Here, near Borodino, the fate of all the military campaign, the fate of Moscow, the fate of all Russia was being decided. With the first streak of dawn the drums roared and pipes sounded in the French and Russian camps. At about 5.30 a.m. over 100 French cannons started bombarding the positions of the Russian left flank where the Bagration flèches were located, while the first distracting attacks were held by Napoleon on the right flank.

1x03 Borodino

  • 2011-12-31T16:00:00-05:00 — 50 mins

1x04 Exile

  • 2011-12-31T16:00:00-05:00 — 50 mins

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