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Also included are letters home from the Russian front, previously unpublished in English, as well as period engravings and maps from the Russian/Soviet and East European collections of the New York Public Library.
"Vivid and gruesome
but also a story of human fortitude.
It reminds us that the troops Napoleon drove so mercilessly were actually more victims than victors—a side of Napoleon that should not be forgotten."
The Diary of a Napoleonic Foot Soldier:
Campaign of 1806 and 1807
Campaign of 1809
Campaign of 1812 and 1813
Historical Appraisal of Walter's Chronicle by Frank E. Melvin
Notes to the Diary
Writing Home: Six Letters
Notes to the Letters
About the Illustrations
Posted July 7, 2013
one of the only accounts of its kind for that period in history...almost all mail sent home from the front lines was intercepted by French officers under orders by Napoleon. a particularly literate recounting of life as a foot soldier in Napoleon's Army. could not put it down and read it all the way throughWas this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.