Napoleon letters from Russian campaign on sale as hat bags record

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New York (AFP) – Eleven letters sent by Napoleon Bonaparte, including dispatches from the Kremlin, have gone on sale following the blockbuster auction of the diminutive French emperor’s hat for $2.1 million. Among them is one dated September 18, 1812, in which he arrives in Moscow at the height of his Russian campaign and reports that the city is ablaze amid a scorched-earth policy adopted by the Russian side. “Today I toured the main quarters. It was a spectacular city; I say ‘was’ because today more than half has been consumed by fire,” the French emperor wrote. In the missive, on sale for $…

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