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Latest update : 2016-11-20

Video: Napoleon, the rise and fall of a military genius

FRANCE 24 brings you a special programme devoted to the myth and legends surrouding Napoleon Bonaparte.

Although the French emperor may have left behind him the image of a bloodthirsty tyrant, he was admired as much as he was feared for his military genius, with his wars and campaigns studied at military schools worldwide to this very day.

FRANCE 24 takes a look at why for many he remains a hero, despite his historic defeat at Waterloo.

We also look at Napoleon's rich legacy, the influence of which is still evident in everything from France's laws to its architecture.

Finally, we examine the final years of his life, when he was inprisoned on the British island of Saint Helena.

With thanks to Musée de l'Armée and Musée Carnavalet.

By Georges YAZBECK , Jeanne LAVENANT , Joanna COCKERELL , Stéphanie CHEVAL , Tom BURGES WATSON

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