Archaeologists are convinced that at least 3,269 soldiers of Napoleon's army perished in Vilnius from starvation, Forbes reports.
French soldiers retreat after the failed Russian Campaign
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The size of Napoleon's army during the Russian Campaign as estimated by Charles Minard in 1869. Image Wikimedia Commons
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