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Investigating History: Napoleon's Mass Grave DVD

Investigating History: Napoleon's Mass Grave DVD

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  • Format: Color, DVD-Video, NTSC
  • Rating: Not Rated
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Run Time: 50 Minutes
  • Region: Region 1 Region?
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
  • Language: English
  • Studio: History Channel
  • DVD Release Date: May 17, 2004

The grisly remains of Napoleoen's Great Army shed new light on one of history's most fabled commanders.



In March 2002, construction workers in Vilnius, Lithuania uncovered a mass grave filled with nearly 2,000 human skeletons. Scientists determined that the bones belonged to the last remnants of Napoleon's Great Army, who succumbed during their bitter retreat from Moscow in 1812. History has long held that Napoleon's plans were defeated by the Russian winter; would these bones say otherwise?

INVESTIGATING HISTORY® heads to Lithuania to examine the incredible site and meet the experts who are uncovering its secrets. Why are there female skeletons among the remains? What killed 2,000 people all in one place? Was it a massacre, an epidemic, or the weather? DNA analysis, skeletal studies and painstaking excavation shed light on this great mystery.

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