Surviving Borodino

      Shaun Parker
Surviving Borodino

The slaughter at Borodino saw at least 50,000 dead soldiers and 30,000 dead horses. The carnage from the artillery was at a grotesque level. After the battle the Russians fell back and the French pushed on to Moscow. Left behind were hundreds of badly wounded and dying men. A handful survived living off the wasteland amidst all the dead for weeks as winter approached - This is their story.Imagine for one minute you are incapacitated in a place of complete desolation, surrounded by carcases, bodies and the debris left from a battle that resulted in 50,000 dead human beings and 30,000 dead horses. Somehow you have to survive....The French immediately pursued the Russians all the way to Moscow leaving behind all the corpses and most of the wounded. For many of those left on the battlefield clinging to life death would come for them over the next three or four days.But a few, just a handful found a way to exist in the folorn hope that there would be salvation and The Grand Armee would come for them.The carnage and misery of the battle was only surpassed by the gruelling challenge for survival for the wounded left behind on the battlefield. Surviving Borodino - is a short story that covers just one day of survival for those left behind in the wasteland that is the battlefield of Borodino.

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    Return To Hougoumont

      Shaun Parker
Return To Hougoumont

A brutal account of the storming of the north gate in the fight for Hougoumont Farm, a fictional story based on historical events. The outcome of Waterloo may well of hinged on the struggle for Hougoumont Farm, death is indescriminate in the turmoil and carnage of battle!Please leave a review for this story as it is free for you to read and feedback will help me write better stories. ThanksReturn to Hougoumont is a graphic account of a defining moment in the Battle of Waterloo. Early on in this momentous battle French troops drove contingents of the Coldstream Guards from a pine wood and into the adjacent Hougoumont Farm where the main Guards contingent was dug in within the walls. For a brief moment there was a chance for the French to breach the North Gate, it was bloody and glorious. Death was indescriminate in this struggle and heroes decided the fate of many.Had Hougoumont fallen then Wellington's position would of been untennable and history would of had a different outcome.This is a gripping account told by Shaun Parker in his first short story.

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