Men dressed as Napoleon-era fighters walk towards a French flag-covered coffin containing the remains of late French General Charles Etienne Gudin during a ceremony at Le Bourget airport near Paris on Tuesday. Photo: AFP Men dressed as Napoleon-era fighters walk towards a French flag-covered coffin containing the remains of late French General Charles Etienne Gudin during a ceremony at Le Bourget airport near Paris on Tuesday. Photo: AFP
Men dressed as Napoleon-era fighters walk towards a French flag-covered coffin containing the remains of late French General Charles Etienne Gudin during a ceremony at Le Bourget airport near Paris on Tuesday. Photo: AFP
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Remains of Napoleonic general brought back to France from Russia after more than 200 years

  • Charles Etienne Gudin de la Sablonniere lost a leg during a battle near the western Russian city of Smolensk in 1812 and died several days later
  • After a lengthy hunt for the grave by archaeologists in Russia, the remains were welcomed back at the Bourget airport north of Paris

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Men dressed as Napoleon-era fighters walk towards a French flag-covered coffin containing the remains of late French General Charles Etienne Gudin during a ceremony at Le Bourget airport near Paris on Tuesday. Photo: AFP Men dressed as Napoleon-era fighters walk towards a French flag-covered coffin containing the remains of late French General Charles Etienne Gudin during a ceremony at Le Bourget airport near Paris on Tuesday. Photo: AFP
Men dressed as Napoleon-era fighters walk towards a French flag-covered coffin containing the remains of late French General Charles Etienne Gudin during a ceremony at Le Bourget airport near Paris on Tuesday. Photo: AFP
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