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A Thousand Francs Reward; And, Military Sketches

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Joffre and His Army

"Joffre and His Army" by Charles Dawbarn. Published by Good Press. Good Press publishes a wide range of titles that encompasses every genre. From well-known classics & literary fiction and non-fiction to forgotten?or yet undiscovered gems?of world literature, we issue the books that need to be read. Each Good Press edition has been meticulously edited and formatted to boost readability for all e-readers and devices. Our goal is to produce eBooks that are user-friendly and accessible to everyone in a high-quality digital format.

The Memoirs of Baron De Marbot – Late Lieutenant General in the French Army

Perhaps the most famous of all Napoleonic memoirs to be written in any language are those written by Marbot. They stand in a league of their own. Napoleon, himself left a donation of 100,000 to him, for his refutation of General Rogniat's work - to quote Napoleon's will "I recommend him to continue to write in defense of the glory of the French armies, and to confound their calumniators and apostates." So entertaining and full of vivid details that Sir Arthur Conan Doyle fictionalized them into his adventures of Brigadier Gerard. In this the first volume of his translated memoirs, it covers his early childhood, born into a military family, to his first steps on the military ladder as a hussar in the 1e Regiment de Hussards (ex-Bercheny). His dash and leadership lead to a commission and appointments on the staff of Generals Augereau and Massena. He writes poignantly of his fathers death at the siege of Genoa (1800) and the privations suffered in the city by the defenders and the inhabitants alike. His career takes him to the battles of Austerlitz, Friedland, Eylau and Aspern-Essling. His narrative is full of anecdotes and vignettes of the great and the good of the Consulate and Empire, he portrays himself in the midst of such luminaries as the Emperor, his Marshals and Generals. Contains portrait of de Marbot from 1812 as a colonel of 23e Hussards, and maps illustrating the 1805, 1806 and 1809 battles.

The Memoirs of Sergeant Bourgogne (1812-1813)

Considered by the majority of commentators to be the quintessential personal narrative of Napoleon?s disastrous 1812 campaign in Russia. The book charts the progress of the Grande Arm?e toward it?s apogee at the occupation of Moscow, followed by the great fire of Moscow and the looting of the city to the terrible retreat. During the retreat the full horror of the hunger, privation are vividly depicted, not only in Bourgogne?s own sufferings, but also those of his friends and countrymen. He stumbles through trials that proved too much for most those around him, whilst maintaining a haunting ability to describe the torments that try him. This account written partly in captivity in 1813, after capture at the battle of Dessau in 1813 and partly from letters he sent to his family during 1812, its historical significance and value cannot be over stated.

Trooper 3809: A Private Soldier of the Third Republic

“Trooper 3809: A Private Soldier of the Third Republic” by Lionel Decle. Published by Good Press. Good Press publishes a