Paperback Napoleon's men : The soldiers of the revolution and empire / Alan Forrest.
Publication year: 2006
Edition: New ed.
Publisher: London : Hambledon Continuum,
Resource type: Physical
ISBN: 9781852855307 (pbk.) : 1852855304 (pbk.) :
Illustrations-- Introduction-- Acknowledgements-- 1 The Armies of the Revolution and Empire-- 2 The Soldiers and their Writings-- 3 Official Representation of War-- 4 The Voice of Patriotism-- 5 From Valmy to Moscow-- 6 Everyday Life in the Armies-- 7 The Lure of Family and Farm-- 8 From One War to Another-- Notes-- Bibliography-- Index.
Napoleon's soldiers marched across Europe from Lisbon to Moscow, and from Germany to Dalmatia. Many of the men, mostly conscripted by ballot, had never before been beyond their native village. This work provides an insight into the experiences and emotions of soldiers who risked their lives at Austerlitz, Wagram and Borodino. Napoleon's soldiers marched across Europe from Lisbon to Moscow, and from Germany to Dalmatia. Many of the men, mostly conscripted by ballot, had never before been beyond their native village. What did they make of the extraordinary experiences, fighting battles thousands of miles from home, foraging for provisions or garrisoning towns in hostile countries? What was it like to be a soldier in the revolutionary and imperial armies? We know more about these men and their reactions to war than about the soldiers of any previous army in history, not just from offical sources but also from the large number of personal letters they wrote. Napoleon's Men provides a di
272 p. : b&w, 14 ill., () ; 23x16x2 cm.