a book again...
Posted by P. Bingham on February 04, 1998 at 22:18:55:
In response to "The Napoleonic Soldier" on A&E, written by Carolyn B on February 04, 1998 at 19:48:34
this is beginning to look comical... I have another book suggestion since this subject has been brought up.
The Diary of a Napoleonic Foot Soldier, A Unique Eyewitness Account of the Face of Battle From Inside the Ranks of Bonaparte's Grand Army. Jakob Walter edited and with an introduction by Marc Raeff. Published by Penguin Books, $10.00
Here's the back cover: "18 year old German stonemason Jakob Walter served in the Grand Army between 1806 and 1813. His diary intimately records his trials: the long, grueling marches in prussia and Poland, the disasterous Russian campaign, and the demoralizing defeat in a war few supported or understood. It is at once a compelling chronicle of a young soldier's loss of innocence and a elequent and moving portrait of the profound effects of all wars on the men who fight them.
Also included are letters home from the Russia front, previously unpublished in English, as well as period engravings and maps from the Russian/Soviet and East European collections of the New York Public Library."
By the way, Carolyn, thanks you for making that announcement. I would probably have missed this program which is something I would have definately regreted later!
- and another book... P. Bingham 22:27:03 2/04/98 (4)
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