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Napoleon's secret coded Kremlin letter on sale

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A letter dictated and signed by Napoleon in secret code that declares his intentions "to blow up the Kremlin" during his ill-fated Russian campaign is displayed for the media in Fontainebleau, outside Paris. The rare letter, written in unusually emotive language, sees Napoleon complain of harsh conditions and the shortcomings of his grand army. The letter goes on auction Sunday, Dec. 2, 2012.

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A letter dictated by Napoleon in secret code declares his intentions "to blow up the Kremlin" during his ill-fated Russian campaign. The letter goes on auction Sunday, Dec. 2, 2012.

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The rare letter, written in unusually emotive language, sees Napoleon complain of harsh conditions and the shortcomings of his grand army. The letter goes on auction Sunday, Dec. 2, 2012.

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The rare letter was dictated and signed by Napoleon.

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    • A letter dictated and signed by Napoleon in secret code that declares his intentions “to blow up the Kremlin” during his ill-fated Russian campaign is displayed for the media in Fontainebleau, outside Paris. The rare letter, written in unusually emotive language, sees Napoleon complain of harsh conditions and the shortcomings of his grand army. The letter goes on auction Sunday, Dec. 2, 2012.
    • A letter dictated by Napoleon in secret code declares his intentions “to blow up the Kremlin” during his ill-fated Russian campaign. The letter goes on auction Sunday, Dec. 2, 2012.
    • The rare letter, written in unusually emotive language, sees Napoleon complain of harsh conditions and the shortcomings of his grand army. The letter goes on auction Sunday, Dec. 2, 2012.
    • The rare letter was dictated and signed by Napoleon.
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