Life in Napoleon’s Army, The Graphic Memoirs of Captain Elzear Blaze

This is a fine addition to the outstanding collection of classic 
works published, under the frontline imprint, on the Napoleonic 
Wars. This fascinating book reproduces the memoirs of a mid rank 
officer during the Napoleonic Wars. There is no photo-plate 
section but there are some charming pen sketches. A very worthwhile 
read of original source material.

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NAME: Life in Napoleon's Army, The Graphic Memoirs of Captain 
Elzear Blaze
FILE: R2381
AUTHOR:  Commentary by Sir Charles James Napier
PUBLISHER: Pen & Sword, frontline
BINDING: hard back 
PAGES:  198
PRICE: £19.99
GENRE: Non Fiction
SUBJECT: Napoleonic Wars, army life, training, tactics, organization, 
Poland, Fall of France, Imperial Guard
ISBN: 978-1-84832-822-8
IMAGE: B2381.jpg
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DESCRIPTION: This is a fine addition to the outstanding collection 
of classic works published, under the frontline imprint, on the 
Napoleonic Wars. This fascinating book reproduces the memoirs of a 
mid rank officer during the Napoleonic Wars. There is no photo-plate 
section but there are some charming pen sketches. A very worthwhile 
read of original source material.

The writer joined the French Army as a youth in the latter half of 
the Napoleonic period from the 1807 battles in Poland to the Fall of 
France in 1814. He came to the French army via the Imperial Guard 
which was an elite unit that was only open to those of some wealth, 
in contrast to the Revolutionary period when wealth provided entry 
into the prisons or the tumbrils.

The writer was an officer of wide experience and he has written in a 
colourful and engaging style.

The work provides a vivid depiction of the organization and operation 
of the French Army during the First Empire and is one of the most 
compelling original accounts to survive. The author has further 
enlivened his memoirs with anecdotes from personal experiences.

During his wide experiences, the author was a keen observer and has 
proved an account of the final stage of the First Empire as it headed 
for the pinacle of its success to ignominious defeat.