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Bertrand Malvaux Éditions du Canonnier 2004.
MAR WAR NAPOLEONIC LETTERS DESCRIPTION BOOK from French Revolution to First Empire.
256 full color pages. 24 in original black and white, 99 in original color.
Heavy paper 115 gr. 123 pictures. Soft cover. Size 16,5 x 24,5 cm. In french.
100 drawings and color pictures. 51 plates. Hardbound. 280 pages (of which 170 in full colors). Heavy paper 170 gr. Size : 16 x 24,5 cm. In french.
War letters. Valmy, Marengo, Austerlitz, Waterloo…we are many reading the epic of soldiers from the Republic to Napoleon. Innumerable books explain the stories, the memories of famous peoples but we don’t know many things about the common soldier : his letters to parents, to fiancée, to relatives, …the day life of the soldier is badly known.
This book is a new vision with near 400 selected letters from french soldiers around Europe and shown also difference between soldiers from the Republic and from to the Empire. Many pictures showing original documents never published : color drawings, sketches, designs, watercolors, miniature portraits.
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