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An authentic journal of a French soldier through many campaigns The young Charles Fran ois rushed to fight for the cause of revolutionary France seeing action at Valmy This was but the first of many campaigns and battles he would fight during the time of the Revolution, Consulate and the empire of Napoleon Bonaparte This book contains a detailed account of the campaign in Egypt and Syria against the Mamelukes, Turks and ultimately the British under Abercrombie This episode of Fran ois career is especially interesting since he joined the elite Dromedary Corps, a distinction for which he was known all his lifetime Many campaigns followed in Europe against the Russians and Austrians, followed by battles in Spain during the Peninsular War Here Fran ois was taken prisoner, incarcerated in the hulks of Cadiz and took part in a daring and successful escape Promoted to officer, he took part in the fateful Russian campaign, its appalling retreat and the battles to the fall of the empire Predictably, Fran ois rallied to his master s banner during The Hundred Days and provides us with a rare personal account of the campaign of 1815 from the perspective of Grouchy s column An excellent first hand account in every way 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....

Title : Captain François: From Valmy, 1792 to Waterloo, 1815-the Journal of the Military Career of a French Soldier of the Napoleonic Age
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ISBN : 1782824286
Format Type : Paperback
Language : English
Publisher : LEONAUR November 26, 2014
Number of Pages : 208 pages
File Size : 963 KB
Status : Available For Download
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