Napoleon's coded Kremlin letter sold for $243,500

«Previous
1 of 6 Photos
Next »
Read the story
France Napoleon Kremlin Letter
«
  • France Napoleon Kremlin Letter
  • France Napoleon Kremlin Letter
  • France Napoleon Kremlin Letter
  • France Napoleon Kremlin Letter
  • France Napoleon Kremlin Letter
  • France Napoleon Kremlin Letter
»
France Napoleon Kremlin Letter
In this photo taken Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2012, 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. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena)