French Napoleonic Infantryman 1803-15

French Napoleonic Infantryman 1803-15

by Terry Crowdy, Christa Hook
     
 

This title draws on contemporary testimonies of life in Napoleon's army, documenting the reality of conscription, training, camp life and combat action for the common infantry soldier during the Napoleonic Wars (1799-1815). In contrast to most works on this period, it calls into question the propagandist views expounded by numerous Bonapartists - the romantic

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This title draws on contemporary testimonies of life in Napoleon's army, documenting the reality of conscription, training, camp life and combat action for the common infantry soldier during the Napoleonic Wars (1799-1815). In contrast to most works on this period, it calls into question the propagandist views expounded by numerous Bonapartists - the romantic notion of La Gloire is very much tempered by some hard-hitting recollections of the horror and misery of military life 200 years ago. Packed with prints taken from contemporary sources and superb colour illustrations, it provides a concise, revealing and authentic portrait of life in the Grand Armée.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781841764542
Publisher:
Osprey Publishing, Limited
Publication date:
09/28/2002
Series:
Warrior Series
Pages:
64
Product dimensions:
7.25(w) x 9.75(h) x 0.20(d)

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