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The Diary of a Napoleonic Foot Soldier (Military Memoirs)
The Diary of a Napoleonic Foot Soldier - Military Memoirs
Author: Jakob Walter
This diary was left to an American university by the descendants of Jakob Walter who had emigrated there. When 18-year-old Jakob Walter was conscripted into Napoleon's army, he had no idea of the trials that lay ahead. The long gruelling marches on Prussia and Poland sacrificed countless men to the Emperor's plans. But it was the disastrous adva...  more »
ISBN-13: 9781900624053
ISBN-10: 1900624052
Publication Date: 3/13/1997
Pages: 208
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Publisher: Cassell military
Book Type: Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover, Audio Cassette, Audio CD
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The diary isn't quite enough to fill a whole book, there's 16 pages on the 1806-07 campaign, 10 pages on the 1809 campaign, and 78 pages on the Russian campaign. There's very little about the fighting, it's mostly accounts about how he found enough to eat and wear. It sounded like one big culinary catastrophe. The author (Jakob Walter) wasn't much of a storyteller, a lot is just listing the towns they went through and the interesting sights to see.
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