Fighting the British: French Eyewitness Accounts from the Napoleonic Wars

Fighting the British French Eyewitness Accounts from the Napoleonic Wars The British army during the Napoleonic Wars is often studied using English sources and the British view of their French opponents has been covered in exhaustive detail However the French view of the

The British army during the Napoleonic Wars is often studied using English sources and the British view of their French opponents has been covered in exhaustive detail However, the French view of the British has been less often studied and is frequently misunderstood This book, based on hundreds of letters, memoirs, and reports of French officers and soldiers of the NapoThe British army during the Napoleonic Wars is often studied using English sources and the British view of their French opponents has been covered in exhaustive detail However, the French view of the British has been less often studied and is frequently misunderstood This book, based on hundreds of letters, memoirs, and reports of French officers and soldiers of the Napoleonic armies, adds to the existing literature by exploring the British army from the French side of the battle line Each chapter looks at a specific campaign involving the French and the British Extensive quotes from the French soldiers who were there are complemented by detailed notes describing the context of the war and the career of the eyewitness Throughout the emphasis is on the voices of the lower ranks, the conscripts and the noncommissioned and junior officers They describe in their own words the full range of warfare during the period not only land battles but battles at sea, including the Nile and Trafalgar and accounts of captivity in England are included too This original and revealing material gives a fascinating insight into the attitudes and concerns of the French soldiers of the period and their views about their British enemy.

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Fighting the British: French Eyewitness Accounts from the Napoleonic Wars

  1. Dr Bernard Wilkin 1982 was born in Li ge Belgium , to a family of historians He grew up in Belgium before moving to the United Kingdom in 2010 There, he completed a PhD at the University of Sheffield before embarking on a career in academia He is currently Lecturer at the University of Exeter He is the author of Fighting for Napoleon Pen Sword, 2015 and several articles on military history from 1799 to 1815 He can be contacted on twitter bernardwilkin

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