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The Memoirs of Baron de Marbot - late Lieutenant General in the French Army. Vol. II
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 second volume, de Marbot continues his varied adventures under Napoleon's eagles, He writes of the battles of Wagram and the death of General Lasalle the finest light cavalry commander of the time. He is assigned to Massena's campaign to conquer Portugal in 1810 and faces his opponents at Busaco and records the features of the impregnable Line of Torres Vedras. More interesting than the mere descripitions of the battles, combats and affairs he is involved in, are the intrigues and fall-outs at the Headquarters between Marshal Massena and most of his divisional generals including the famous Marshal Ney, sometimes over his military handling of the campaign and at others over his bringing his mistress Miss---X. with him.
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Pickle Partners Publishing
December 03, 2010
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