skip to content
Fighting the British : French eyewitness accounts from the Napoleonic Wars Preview this item
ClosePreview this item
Checking...

Fighting the British : French eyewitness accounts from the Napoleonic Wars

Author: Bernard Wilkin; René Wilkin
Publisher: Havertown : Pen & Sword Books Limited, 2018.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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  Read more...
Rating:

(not yet rated) 0 with reviews - Be the first.

Subjects
More like this

Find a copy online

Find a copy in the library

&AllPage.SpinnerRetrieving; Finding libraries that hold this item...

Details

Genre/Form: Electronic books
Personal narratives
Personal narratives, French
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Wilkin, Bernard.
Fighting the British : French Eyewitness Accounts from the Napoleonic Wars.
Havertown : Pen & Sword Books Limited, ©2018
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Bernard Wilkin; René Wilkin
ISBN: 9781473880849 147388084X 9781473880825 1473880823
OCLC Number: 1020027322
Description: 1 online resource (208 pages)
Contents: Cover; Title; Copyright; Contents; List of Illustrations; Acknowledgements; Introduction; 1. Understanding the French Perspective; 1. The Revolutionary Wars and the First Napoleonic Campaigns; The Siege of Toulon; The French Campaign in Egypt; 2. War at Sea; The Battle of the Nile; From Egypt to Trafalgar; 3. The Struggle for Europe; The French Expeditions to Ireland in 1796 and 1798; Planning the Invasion of Britain; The War in Italy; 4. Portugal and Spain; The First Invasion of Portugal; The War Spreads to Spain; Invading Portugal Again; Wellington in Spain; The Third Invasion of Portugal. War on the BorderPlate section; 5. The Invasion of France, the Hundred Days and Occupation; The First Invasion of France; The Hundred Days; Defeat and Occupation; 6. Captivity in Britain; Capture and Transportation to Britain; Life in Britain; Conclusion; Bibliography; Archives; Newspapers; Printed Primary Sources; Secondary Sources; Index.
Responsibility: Bernard Wilkin & René Wilkin.

Abstract:

An original insight into how French soldiers viewed their British opponents during the Napoleonic Wars  Read more...

Reviews

User-contributed reviews
Retrieving GoodReads reviews...
Retrieving DOGObooks reviews...

Tags

Be the first.
Confirm this request

You may have already requested this item. Please select Ok if you would like to proceed with this request anyway.

Linked Data


Primary Entity

<http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/1020027322> # Fighting the British : French eyewitness accounts from the Napoleonic Wars
    a schema:Book, schema:MediaObject, schema:CreativeWork ;
    library:oclcnum "1020027322" ;
    library:placeOfPublication <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/4728593902#Place/havertown> ; # Havertown
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/4728593902#Topic/napoleonic_wars_1800_1815> ; # Napoleonic Wars, 1800-1815
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/4728593902#Event/1800_1815> ; # 1800-1815
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/4728593902#Meeting/napoleonic_wars_1800_1815> ; # Napoleonic Wars (1800-1815)
    schema:about <http://dewey.info/class/940.27/e23/> ;
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/4728593902#Topic/history_europe_western> ; # HISTORY--Europe--Western
    schema:bookFormat schema:EBook ;
    schema:contributor <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/4728593902#Person/wilkin_rene> ; # René Wilkin
    schema:creator <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/4728593902#Person/wilkin_bernard> ; # Bernard Wilkin
    schema:datePublished "2018" ;
    schema:description "Cover; Title; Copyright; Contents; List of Illustrations; Acknowledgements; Introduction; 1. Understanding the French Perspective; 1. The Revolutionary Wars and the First Napoleonic Campaigns; The Siege of Toulon; The French Campaign in Egypt; 2. War at Sea; The Battle of the Nile; From Egypt to Trafalgar; 3. The Struggle for Europe; The French Expeditions to Ireland in 1796 and 1798; Planning the Invasion of Britain; The War in Italy; 4. Portugal and Spain; The First Invasion of Portugal; The War Spreads to Spain; Invading Portugal Again; Wellington in Spain; The Third Invasion of Portugal."@en ;
    schema:description "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."@en ;
    schema:exampleOfWork <http://worldcat.org/entity/work/id/4728593902> ;
    schema:genre "Personal narratives"@en ;
    schema:genre "Electronic books"@en ;
    schema:inLanguage "en" ;
    schema:isSimilarTo <http://worldcat.org/entity/work/data/4728593902#CreativeWork/fighting_the_british_french_eyewitness_accounts_from_the_napoleonic_wars> ;
    schema:name "Fighting the British : French eyewitness accounts from the Napoleonic Wars"@en ;
    schema:productID "1020027322" ;
    schema:publication <http://www.worldcat.org/title/-/oclc/1020027322#PublicationEvent/havertown_pen_&_sword_books_limited_2018> ;
    schema:publisher <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/4728593902#Agent/pen_&_sword_books_limited> ; # Pen & Sword Books Limited
    schema:url <http://www.vlebooks.com/vleweb/product/openreader?id=none&isbn=9781473880849> ;
    schema:url <http://www.vlebooks.com/vleweb/product/openreader?id=none&isbn=9781473880832> ;
    schema:url <http://public.ebookcentral.proquest.com/choice/publicfullrecord.aspx?p=5217671> ;
    schema:url <http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&scope=site&db=nlebk&db=nlabk&AN=1683132> ;
    schema:url <http://public.eblib.com/choice/publicfullrecord.aspx?p=5217671> ;
    schema:workExample <http://worldcat.org/isbn/9781473880849> ;
    schema:workExample <http://worldcat.org/isbn/9781473880825> ;
    wdrs:describedby <http://www.worldcat.org/title/-/oclc/1020027322> ;
    .


Related Entities

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/4728593902#Agent/pen_&_sword_books_limited> # Pen & Sword Books Limited
    a bgn:Agent ;
    schema:name "Pen & Sword Books Limited" ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/4728593902#Meeting/napoleonic_wars_1800_1815> # Napoleonic Wars (1800-1815)
    a bgn:Meeting, schema:Event ;
    schema:name "Napoleonic Wars (1800-1815)" ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/4728593902#Person/wilkin_bernard> # Bernard Wilkin
    a schema:Person ;
    schema:familyName "Wilkin" ;
    schema:givenName "Bernard" ;
    schema:name "Bernard Wilkin" ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/4728593902#Person/wilkin_rene> # René Wilkin
    a schema:Person ;
    schema:familyName "Wilkin" ;
    schema:givenName "René" ;
    schema:name "René Wilkin" ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/4728593902#Topic/history_europe_western> # HISTORY--Europe--Western
    a schema:Intangible ;
    schema:name "HISTORY--Europe--Western"@en ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/4728593902#Topic/napoleonic_wars_1800_1815> # Napoleonic Wars, 1800-1815
    a schema:Intangible ;
    schema:name "Napoleonic Wars, 1800-1815"@en ;
    .

<http://worldcat.org/entity/work/data/4728593902#CreativeWork/fighting_the_british_french_eyewitness_accounts_from_the_napoleonic_wars>
    a schema:CreativeWork ;
    rdfs:label "Fighting the British : French Eyewitness Accounts from the Napoleonic Wars." ;
    schema:description "Print version:" ;
    schema:isSimilarTo <http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/1020027322> ; # Fighting the British : French eyewitness accounts from the Napoleonic Wars
    .

<http://worldcat.org/isbn/9781473880825>
    a schema:ProductModel ;
    schema:isbn "1473880823" ;
    schema:isbn "9781473880825" ;
    .

<http://worldcat.org/isbn/9781473880849>
    a schema:ProductModel ;
    schema:isbn "147388084X" ;
    schema:isbn "9781473880849" ;
    .


Content-negotiable representations

Close Window

Please sign in to WorldCat 

Don't have an account? You can easily create a free account.