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Swords Around a Throne John R. Elting

Swords Around a Throne By John R. Elting

Swords Around a Throne by John R. Elting


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Summary

In this volume, military professional and historian, John R Elting, paints an exciting, detailed picture of the fighting force created by the genius and power of Napoleon.

Swords Around a Throne Summary

Swords Around a Throne: Napoleon's Grande Armee by John R. Elting

Throughout history, few armies have left as great and enduring a legend as Napoleon's Grande Armee. In existence for only a decade, this powerful weapon - numbering at its peak over one million soldiers from France as well as from varied vassal and allied states - swiftly conquered vast territories across Europe and threatened to overrun more. This comprehensive volume examines the inner workings of a complex human machine. Skilfully drawing on a vast array of historical sources, Elting colourfully brings into focus the life of the Grande Armee: its origins and development, command system, organization, combat arms and services, logistics, weapons, tactics, discipline and its ultimate collapse. Sharing the experiences of the men (and women) who served in, serviced, and supported this awesome military force, the reader meets the Emperor himself, his extraordinary officers, such as Berthier, Caulaincourt, Ney and others, as well as the ordinary Frenchmen and foreigners who, imbued with the Armee's unique fighting spirit, followed its eagles.

About John R. Elting

John R. Elting is a retired Colonel from the US army and is a renowned military historian. He lives in Cornwall-on-Hudson, New York.

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GOR001265230
9780753802199
0753802198
Swords Around a Throne: Napoleon's Grande Armee by John R. Elting
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Orion Publishing Co
19970908
784
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