ACF Fall 2011 Discussion

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Kyle wrote: * The Russians did not beat the French in the Battle of Borodino; in fact it was the other way around. The French all died after the battle on the way home.
Isn't that exactly what the question says?
19.In a failed attempt at a coup, Claude de Malet claimed that one side’s general had died on this campaign. In one of its last events, one force was decimated by cannonfire while struggling to cross two flimsy bridges over the Berezina River. One side during this campaign implemented a “scorched earth” policy to the point of burning down their own capital. During this event, Mikhail Kutusov could not stop the invading army at the Battle of Borodino, but that army suffered greatly attempting to retreat in the winter. For 10 points, name this 1812 campaign, in which Napoleon failed to conquer the nation of Tsar Alexander I.
ANSWER: the Napoleonic invasion of Russia [or the French Invasion of Russia; accept equivalents]
I'm confused as to your issue with this.
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12. The premiere of this work coincided with the consecration of the Cathedral of Christ the Savior, and this piece begins with the hymn “God Preserve Thy People.” For 10 points each:
[10] Name this piece written to commemorate Napoleon’s defeat at the Battle of Borodino. Making use of both Russian and French national anthems, it may be best known for its use of bells and cannon fire.
ANSWER: 1812 Overture
Alas, Borodino comes up more than once in this tournament.
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Kyle wrote:
12. The premiere of this work coincided with the consecration of the Cathedral of Christ the Savior, and this piece begins with the hymn “God Preserve Thy People.” For 10 points each:
[10] Name this piece written to commemorate Napoleon’s defeat at the Battle of Borodino. Making use of both Russian and French national anthems, it may be best known for its use of bells and cannon fire.
ANSWER: 1812 Overture

Aha! Wrong Borodino question. Apologies for that.
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When will the set be posted?
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any ideas on set postage?
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If what I've heard is correct, George Berry currently is locked out of the quizbowlpackets.com server. Could this perhaps be hosted on the acf-quizbowl website, or the Stanford archive, until George regains his access?
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