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The Siege of Riga was a military operation undertaken by the Grande Armée during the French invasion of Russia in July 1812.

The siege was led by Marshal Jacques MacDonald, with a force of 30,000 men, facing Russian defenders under command of Ivan Fyodorovich Emme. The French were unable to take the city.

Further reading

  • The Commodore by C.S. Forester is a fictional account of the siege.

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