Napoleon's squaddies marched throughout Europe from Lisbon to Moscow, and from Germany to Dalmatia. a few of the males, quite often conscripted via poll, had by no means prior to been past their local village. What did they make in their notable studies, struggling with battles hundreds of thousands of miles from domestic, foraging for provisions or garrisoning city in adverse international locations? What used to be it prefer to be a soldier within the innovative and imperial armies? we all know extra approximately those males and their reactions to conflict than concerning the infantrymen of any earlier military in background, not only from respectable assets yet from the big variety of own letters they wrote. Napoleon's males offers an immediate perception into the reviews and feelings of squaddies who risked their lives at Austerlitz, Wagram and Borodino. now not unusually, their minds frequently dwelt as a lot on what used to be taking place at domestic, and on mundane questions of food and drinks, as on Napoleon himself or the honor of France.
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