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Napoleon against great odds : the emperor and the defenders of France, 1814

Author: Ralph Ashby
Publisher: Santa Barbara, Calif. : Praeger, ©2010
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This revisionist history offers a fresh analysis of Napoleon and the French army as they defended their empire against the massive Coalition invasion of 1814.

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Named Person: Napoleon, Emperor of the French
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ralph Ashby
ISBN: 9780313381904 0313381909
OCLC Number: 795454355
Notes: The 1814 campaign : introduction and controversy. Prelude to invasion : from Moscow to Paris. Napoleon creates a new army again. Infantry. Cavalry. Artillery, engineers, and other troops. Imperial Guard. National Guard. Napoleon's campaign of 1814. Civilians and partisans. The battles of Fère-Champenoise. The fall of Paris. French casualties in 1814 : desertion, disease, and death. Epilogue and conclusions
Description: xiii, 230 s. : ill., map ; 25 cm.
Contents: The 1814 campaign : introduction and controversy --
Prelude to invasion : from Moscow to Paris --
Napoleon creates a new army again --
Infantry --
Cavalry --
Artillery, engineers, and other troops --
Imperial Guard --
National Guard --
Napoleon's campaign of 1814. Civilians and partisans --
The battles of Fère-Champenoise --
The fall of Paris --
French casualties in 1814 : desertion, disease, and death --
Epilogue and conclusions.
Responsibility: Ralph Ashby

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"Military historian/US armed forces veteran Ashby (Eastern Illinois U., Charleston) focuses on Napoleon's campaign of 1814 against a coalition force, rather than on the more widely-studied Napoleonic Read more...

 
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