NAPOLEONIC LIBRARY: MEMOIRS OF A FRENCH NAPOLEONIC OFFICER

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These lively memoirs date from the time of Barres’ entry into the Chasseurs Velites (skirmishers, or light infantry) of Napoleon’s Imperial Guard in 1804. This is a superb record of a serving soldier, making light of danger, sharing with the reader the fatigues and privations that attended so much campaigning in appalling weather and hostile country, and rejoicing as much in the outcome of a successful foraging expedition as his promotions and appointment as Chevalier de la Legion d’honneur.

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