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Napoleon & St Helena : on the island of exile

Napoleon & St Helena : on the island of exile

Author: Johannes Willms
Publisher: London : Armchair Traveller, 2011.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
"Isolated in the vastness of the South Atlantic, St. Helena was for centuries important only as a victualling station for ships of the British East India Company. It was on such a journey that Arthur Wellesley, later the Duke of Wellington and Napoleon's nemesis on the battlefields of Europe, took note of the island's remote impregnability. Napoleon's later exile transformed this speck on the maritime map into one  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Named Person: Napoleon, Emperor of the French; Napoléon, empereur des Français; Napoleon, Emperor of the French
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Johannes Willms
ISBN: 9781906598877 1906598878
OCLC Number: 973688151
Notes: Originally published: 2008.
"First published in German by marebuchverlag, Hamburg/Germany in 2007 under the title St Helena.
Translated from the German.
Description: viii, 112 pages ; 20 cm
Contents: Arrival --
'Sainte-Hélène, petite îsle ..." --
Scene of the 'crime' --
Napoleon's last battle --
Homecoming --
Empty grave --
From 'Devil Island' to Millionaires' playground?
Responsibility: by Johannes Willms ; translated by John Brownjohn.


The island of St Helena, in the South Atlantic, is one of the most remote and most famous islands in the world. The island is a colonial survivor, almost without an economy of its own. This book  Read more...


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'Here is a charming little book that would appeal to those who are interested in Napoleon's last years in exile, and those who make the pilgrimage to St Helena to see where the great man lived until Read more...

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