In 1812 the French invaded Russia as part of the Napoleonic Wars. This database contains lists of approximately 2,000 German soldiers from the Hannover region who died or were reported missing in action while fighting in Russia with Napoleon’s Grand Army.
The Grand Army was at its largest, with approximately 600,000 men, at the beginning of the Russian invasion. The logistical system employed by the Grand Army that had previously brought it success, did not work so well in Russia. The lack of food and water brought on starvation and illness. More soldiers were lost from these causes and their effects than from any of the battles of the invasion.
Information provided in the lists about the soldiers may include:
- Soldier’s name
- Birth city or last residence
- Information on the date, place, and other circumstances regarding their capture, disappearance, death, or fate, if known
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