IN THE LEGIONS OF NAPOLEON: THE MEMOIRS OF A POLISH OFFICER IN SPAIN AND RUSSIAN 1808-1813

VON BRANDT (H.)

D004

£19.99

287pp., illus. 2017 reissue. From 1808 to 1812 he was caught up in Napoleon’s attempt to subjugate Spain, fighting in battles, sieges – including the siege of Saragossa – and hunting and being hunted by merciless bands of guerrillas. In 1812 his unit took part in the crossing of the Niemen and the epic retreat from Moscow.