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The Resource Fighting the British : French eyewitness accounts from the Napoleonic Wars, Bernard Wilkin & René Wilkin

Fighting the British : French eyewitness accounts from the Napoleonic Wars, Bernard Wilkin & René Wilkin

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Fighting the British : French eyewitness accounts from the Napoleonic Wars
Title
Fighting the British
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French eyewitness accounts from the Napoleonic Wars
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Bernard Wilkin & René Wilkin
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Language
eng
Summary
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 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 non commissioned 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. --
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Wilkin, Bernard
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  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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1944-
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Wilkin, René
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  • Napoleonic Wars, 1800-1815
  • France
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Fighting the British : French eyewitness accounts from the Napoleonic Wars, Bernard Wilkin & René Wilkin
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Publication
Note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Bibliography note
Includes bibiographical references (pages 177-181) and index
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
Control code
ocn990847086
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
189 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781473880818
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, map
System control number
(OCoLC)990847086
Label
Fighting the British : French eyewitness accounts from the Napoleonic Wars, Bernard Wilkin & René Wilkin
Publication
Note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Bibliography note
Includes bibiographical references (pages 177-181) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn990847086
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
189 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781473880818
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, map
System control number
(OCoLC)990847086

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