FIGHTING FOR NAPOLEON: FRENCH SOLDIERS’ LETTERS 1799-1815

WILKIN (B.)

D100

£19.99

184pp. 2015.

The French side of the Napoleonic Wars is often seen from a strategic point of view or through officers’ memoirs. It is rarely seen from the perspective of the lowest ranks of the army, and the experience of the ordinary soldiers is less well known and is often misunderstood. That is why this account, based on more than 1,600 letters written by French soldiers of the Napoleonic armies, is of such value.