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Napoleon S Scouts Of The Imperial Guard

Author : Ronald Pawly
ISBN : 9781780964171
Genre : History
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Driven out of Germany after his defeat at Leipzig in 1813, Napoleon seemed to face disaster. Some 345,000 Allied troops were converging on France from the east; and Napoleon had only about 80,000 men. Most of his veterans had been killed in Russia and Germany, and he was short of cavalry to counter the swarms of Cossacks. For his last and possibly most brilliant campaign, Napoleon raised three regiments of mounted Scouts for his Imperial Guard. Through the story of these units the reader can follow Napoleon's dazzling manoeuvres in the campaign of 1814; and their widely varied uniforms are reconstructed in meticulously researched colour plates.
Category: History

Waterloo The Defeat Of Napoleon S Imperial Guard

Author : Gareth Glover
ISBN : 9781848327443
Genre : History
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This is the most detailed account of the 2nd Division at Waterloo ever published. It is based on the papers of its commander Sir Henry Clinton and it reveals for the first time the previously unrecognised vital role this division made in the defeat of Napoleon. ??They Swept the Field Clear explains how the division was placed ahead of the main allied squares thus impeding the charges of the French cavalry, and how the 2nd Division supported the defence of Hougoumont, considered by the Duke of Wellington as the key to his victory on 18 June 1815.??Perhaps the most significant aspect of this book is the description of the defeat of Napoleon's Imperial Guard. Just who and how the incomparable Guard was stopped and the driven from the battlefield is explained in detail. Once and for all, this 200-year controversy is finally resolved.
Category: History

The Illustrated Captain Coignet

Author : Jean-Roch Coignet
ISBN : 1782826645
Genre : History
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A superb edition of a famous French Napoleonic military memoir Captain Coignet's highly regarded recollections of his experiences as a grenadier of Napoleon's Imperial Guard campaigning on the battlefields of Europe are familiar to almost all students of the Napoleonic Wars. In fact, among the comparatively few first-hand accounts of French soldiers of this period which have been translated into English, Coignet's nine 'notebooks' are probably the best known, and several editions of his book exist in print including those which have been substantially edited thus omitting significant portions of the original text. What makes this Leonaur edition outstanding is that it is fully illustrated with 103 fine drawings by the renowned French military illustrator, Julien Le Blant. The beautiful Le Blant illustrations have been enlarged for the first time so that each occupies a single page to enable modern readers to appreciate the fine draughtsmanship and historical accuracy of the artist's work. A photograph of Coignet in old age is also included. This special Leonaur edition benefits from the inclusion of an introduction by Sir John Fortescue, who was one of the leading British military historians of his day, and an introduction by Loredan Larchey from an early edition of of Coignet's work, making this edition, we believe, one of the most attractive and comprehensive editions of this wonderful book ever produced. This illustrated volume will have special appeal for military modellers and aficionados of military illustration, making this Leonaur Edition a fine gift. Leonaur editions are newly typeset and are not facsimiles; each title is available in softcover and hardback with dustjacket; our hardbacks are cloth bound and feature gold foil lettering on their spines and fabric head and tail bands.
Category: History

Napoleon Against Great Odds

Author : Ralph Ashby
ISBN : 9780313381904
Genre : History
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This revisionist history offers a fresh analysis of Napoleon and the French army as they defended their empire against the massive Coalition invasion of 1814. * 20 drawings, engravings, and paintings, primarily from the 19th century * Maps depicting the invasion of France, Napoleon's 1814 campaign, and the Battle for Paris * Charts and tables examining some of the French regiments, including information regarding age, physical size, and civilian occupations of recruits * A bibliography of general works, monographs, and archival sources
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Author : Andrew Roberts
ISBN : 9780698176287
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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The definitive biography of the great soldier-statesman by the New York Times bestselling author of The Storm of War—winner of the Los Angeles Times Book Prize for Biography and the Grand Prix of the Fondation Napoleon Austerlitz, Borodino, Waterloo: his battles are among the greatest in history, but Napoleon Bonaparte was far more than a military genius and astute leader of men. Like George Washington and his own hero Julius Caesar, he was one of the greatest soldier-statesmen of all times. Andrew Roberts’s Napoleon is the first one-volume biography to take advantage of the recent publication of Napoleon’s thirty-three thousand letters, which radically transform our understanding of his character and motivation. At last we see him as he was: protean multitasker, decisive, surprisingly willing to forgive his enemies and his errant wife Josephine. Like Churchill, he understood the strategic importance of telling his own story, and his memoirs, dictated from exile on St. Helena, became the single bestselling book of the nineteenth century. An award-winning historian, Roberts traveled to fifty-three of Napoleon’s sixty battle sites, discovered crucial new documents in archives, and even made the long trip by boat to St. Helena. He is as acute in his understanding of politics as he is of military history. Here at last is a biography worthy of its subject: magisterial, insightful, beautifully written, by one of our foremost historians.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

The Life Of Napoleon Buonaparte Emperor Of The French

Author : Walter Scott
ISBN : 9781108023146
Genre : History
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A detailed biography of Napoleon Bonaparte (1769-1821) containing a review of the French Revolution, first published in 1827.
Category: History