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La Grande Armee

La Grande Armee Critics have called this page study the tour de force of books on Napoleon s army Early in his career the author actually interviewed aging veterans and survivors of the Napoleonic wars Retrace e

  • Title: La Grande Armee
  • Author: Georges Blond Marshall May
  • ISBN: 9781854094117
  • Page: 376
  • Format: Paperback
  • Critics have called this 544 page study the tour de force of books on Napoleon s army Early in his career, the author actually interviewed aging veterans and survivors of the Napoleonic wars Retrace each step of the Emperor s Grande Armee Rare combat prints, drawings, and sketches accurately depict military apparel and weaponry, while charts, theater of operations, mapsCritics have called this 544 page study the tour de force of books on Napoleon s army Early in his career, the author actually interviewed aging veterans and survivors of the Napoleonic wars Retrace each step of the Emperor s Grande Armee Rare combat prints, drawings, and sketches accurately depict military apparel and weaponry, while charts, theater of operations, maps, casualty lists and statistics add to this chronicle s clarity and value 560 pages, 47 b w illus 6 1 4 x 9 1 4.

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    1. Georges Blond Marshall May

      Georges Blond was a French writer A prolific writer of mostly history but also other topics including fiction, Blond was also involved in far right political activity.

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    1. An fine one-volume history of the Napoleonic campaigns. A worthy supplement to Chandler's The Campaigns of Napoleon. Filled with excellent tactical details, and describes the hellscape of war, with disease, pillaging, hordes of prostitutes following the army, the long slow death of the Russian campaign, etc. Gives miniature biographies of numerous figures, from generals to medical men to royals. Describes aspects which are only too often neglected - e.g The Spanish campaign. Another interesting [...]


    2. Very well-researched and detailed. Military history at its finest; an analysis of the Napoleonic Armies would not be possible without this book. Valuable insights and astonishing story-telling abound. The drama begins to reach its crescendo in the long, slow, and tortutous defeat from Moscow and the rush to raise 300,000 more men to vanquish Russia once and for all!The Coalition; exile; 100 days--masterful storytelling!


    3. The way the book is written is unusual. Its as if its the 1859's and you've stumbled into a tavern in France and found an aging group of veterans of Napoleon's Grand Army drinking and reminiscing. At times the book is quite disjointed and other times where's it very interesting. Throughout out it all the prose is very weird at least to English speakers. But if you're interested in the camp life of Napoleon's troops or what it was like to be on the march this is a good source.


    4. The book Bruce Catton would have written if he were French. Blond writes of the Napoleonic trooper ("the grumblers") with with a bit of reverent awe without glossing over their excesses and depredations. Napoleon is treated as something of a force of nature, and megalomaniacal sociopath. Any well informed reader should never disparage the French as a people who will not fight. I recommend this book both as a literary work and as an historical narrative.


    5. A good ONE volume history for sure. Especially for those who know little or only want a cursory overview of the Napoleonic Wars.From a military history stand point the book is sub-par. Famous battles and tactical triumphs are written off in a matter of pages. Furthermore, the prose is disjointed (owing perhaps to translation) and often very anecdotal.




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