Worse still, while napoleon defeated the russian army at smolensk and borodino, it did not produce a decisive result for the french and each time left napoleon with the dilemma of either retreating or pushing deeper into russia. The grand failure: how logistics of supply defeated napoleon in 1812 lynch bennett i n november of 1812, at the hamlet of gara, sergeant françois bourgogne admitted, “i am sure that if i had not found tion of emperor napoleon bonaparte when napoleon decided to invade russia, he did not foresee how disastrous his “russia and the.
Napoleon failed to carry out his ambition of bringing the whole of europe under his thumb on account of various reasons in the first place, the haughty nature of napoleon greatly contributed to his downfall. After taking power in 1799, french leader napoleon bonaparte won a string of military victories that gave him control over most of europe he annexed present-day belgium and holland, along with. The battle of waterloo, which took place in belgium on june 18, 1815, marked the final defeat of napoleon bonaparte, who conquered much of europe in the early 19th century.
The only way to have defeated russia was to catch the tsar if you were wondering but this would be difficult beyond imagination if napoleon captured him, he could have made him abdicate and make him hand over the throne to one of his marshals if this was successful.
The russians defeated napoleon's grand army through a combination of well-timed assaults, creating food shortages and holding out until winter came most of napoleon's army was wiped out only about 6 months after it arrived in russia in 1812, napoleon amassed an army of 400,000-650,000 troops and. A victory or defeat by aniradzi napoleon bonaparte (1769-1821) was, and remains, to be celebrated for his clever strategy in battlefield and numerous victories.