Lejeune - Vol.2

Lejeune - Vol.2

by Louis-Francois Lejeune
     
 

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Soldier, special agent, prisoner, escapee -- the further adventures of Lejeune
In this second volume of Lejeune's memoirs he is despatched by Napoleon to Spain, to investigate and report on the state of French forces there and on the general progress of the war. While there, he finds himself running the gauntlet through a country where guerrilla bands and the…  See more details below

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Soldier, special agent, prisoner, escapee -- the further adventures of Lejeune
In this second volume of Lejeune's memoirs he is despatched by Napoleon to Spain, to investigate and report on the state of French forces there and on the general progress of the war. While there, he finds himself running the gauntlet through a country where guerrilla bands and the entire populace seek his destruction. Eventually he is ambushed, captured and barely escapes execution before being shipped to England as a prisoner of war. A thrilling escape returns Lejeune to France in time to join Napoleon at Borodino and the disastrous retreat from Moscow. He returns once again to the army to take part in the fi nal battles that led to the defeat of France. This is a beautifully crafted memoir that deserves its place as one of the great literary works of the age of Napoleon.

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ISBN-13:
9781846771668
Publisher:
Oakpast
Publication date:
03/15/2007
Pages:
244
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.55(d)

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