Battle of Craonne

March 7, 1814

Marshal Blucher had regrouped his army and was advancing on Paris again. Napoleon immediately responded and attacked the Prussian and Russian force at Craonne before more enemy troops could come up. Unfortunately for the French, the timing of the attack was off and their raw conscripts did not hold up well against the devastating artillery fire. Nevertheless, the Prussians and Russian force retreated towards Lâon.


Updated March 2014

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