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Swords Around a Throne : Napoleon's Grande Armee

Swords Around a Throne : Napoleon's Grande Armee

Author: John R. Elting
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1989. First edition. A fine copy in a fine d/w which is now in a protective cover. Scans available if required.

This authoritative, comprehensive, and enthralling book describes and analyzes Napoleon's most powerful weapon--the Grande Armee which at its peak numbered over a million soldiers. Elting examines every facet of this incredibly complex human machine: its organization, command system, logistics, weapons, tactics, discipline, recreation, mobile hospitals, camp followers, and more. From the army's formation out of the turmoil of Revolutionary France through its swift conquests of vast territories across Europe to its legendary death at Waterloo, this book uses excerpts from soldiers' letters, eyewitness accounts, and numerous firsthand details to place the reader in the boots of Napoleon's conscripts and generals. In Elting's masterful hands the experience is truly unforgettable.
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General Fields

  • : 9780297795902
  • : weidenfeld & nicolson
  • : weidenfeld & nicolson
  • : April 1989
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : xiv, 769
  • : 355.00944
  • : John R. Elting