NAPOLEONIC LIBRARY: WITH NAPOLEON’S GUNS The Military Memoirs of an Officer of the First Empire


An engaging and highly readable account of life in Napoleon’s army as seen through the eyes of an artillery officer August Noel. In addition to providing a valuable insight into what life was really like for the men at the sharp end of Napoleon’s ambitions. From the optimism of the early years in Italy , through the privations of the retreat from Moscow and the horrors of the Battle of Leipzig to the disillusionment of the Emperor s defeat at Waterloo, Noël charts both his personal career and, at close hand, the rise and fall of the First Empire with frankness.

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