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Lot #235


NAPOLEON Bonaparte, lettersheet signed "Napole" at Elba, fine and very rare. The French invasion of Russia in 1812 marked a turning point in Napoleon's fortunes. His Grande Armee was badly damaged in the campaign and never fully recovered. In 1813, the Sixth Coalition defeated his forces at Leipzig; the following year the Coalition invaded France, forced Napoleon to abdicate and exiled him to the island of Elba

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