MEMOIRS OF GENERAL COUNT RAPP First Aide-de-camp To Napoleon


General Jean Rapp was one of the most wounded soldiers of the Napoleonic wars – the number of his injuries testifying to his heroism. Serving on the Rhine, in Egypt, fighting at Marengo, Austerlitz, Jena and Aspern-Essling, he was wounded yet again ( four times) at Borodino. Imprisoned by the Russian he rallied to Napoleon during the 100 days. Forgiven by the Royalist restoration, he died in 1821 – these memoirs are one of the finest accounts of Bonaparte’s campaigns written by an insider near the very top.