Napoleon's Invasion of Russia

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G. Allen, Limited, 1914 - Всего страниц: 231
 

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Стр. 30 - The infantry is generally composed of athletic men between the ages of 18 and 40, endowed with great bodily strength, but generally of short stature, with martial countenance and complexion ; inured to the extremes of weather and hardship ; to the worst and scantiest food ; to marches for days and nights, of four hours...
Стр. ii - TO PARIS : THE FRANCOGERMAN WAR. By COL. SISSON C. PRATT, late RA II. THE RUSSO-TURKISH WAR, 1877. By MAJOR F. MAURICE. III. FREDERICKSBURG : A STUDY IN WAR, 1862. By MAJOR GW REDWAY. IV. THE CAMPAIGN OF MAGENTA and SOLFERINO, 1859. By COL. HC WYLLY, CB V. THE WATERLOO CAMPAIGN. By COL. SISSON C. PRATT, late RA VI. THE CAMPAIGN IN BOHEMIA, 1866. By LT.-COL. GJR GLUNICKE. VII. THE LEIPZIG CAMPAIGN, 1813.
Стр. 31 - Poland, the men were sent in waggons as fur as Riga, and the horses accompanied, at the rate of fifty miles each day. From thence they were ridden, and proceeded to their station, at the rate of...
Стр. 2 - ... given theory, one might prove that the emperor had quite lost his balance. From Bayonne, for instance, on July 17, 1808, he wrote the Imperial Librarian: "The emperor also desires that Monsieur Barbier will occupy himself with the following work, with one of our best geographers: get up memoirs on the campaigns which have taken place on the Euphrates, and against the Parthians, beginning with that of Crassus up to the eighth century, including those of Antony, Trajan, Julian, etc., tracing on...
Стр. 30 - ... inured to the extremes of weather and hardship ; to the worst and scantiest food ; to marches for days and nights, of four hours repose and six hours progress; accustomed to laborious toils, and the carriage of heavy burthens; ferocious, but disciplined; obstinately brave, and susceptible of enthusiastic excitements ; devoted to their sovereign, their chief, and their country. Religious without being weakened by superstition ; patient, docile, and obedient ; possessing all the energetic characteristics...
Стр. 24 - Thus, with his sabre, his-loaded cartridge-box, three flints, turnscrew, belt, and musket, he carried fifty-eight pounds weight, and had bread for four days, biscuit for four days, flour for seven days, and sixty musket-charges. In his rear there were carriages containing provisions for six days ; but little dependence could be placed on these vehicles, which were taken up in the different places which the army came to in the state in which they were found, and...
Стр. 23 - ... colours lived upon the contents of their knapsacks, the clean and well-husbanded stores of which afforded relief and refreshment to the eye which was absolutely harassed by the view of the general disorder ; each of these knapsacks, limited to what was strictly necessary in the articles of clothing, contained two shirts, two pairs of shoes, with nails and soles to repair them, a pair of canvas pantaloons and also of gaiters, some utensils for cleaning, a strip of linen for dressing wounds, some...
Стр. 23 - ... universal. Each of these knapsacks, reduced to what was strictly necessary in point of apparel, contained two shirts, two pair of shoes with nails, and a pair of extra soles, a pair of pantaloons and half-gaiters of cloth; a few articles requisite to cleanliness, a bandage, and a quantity of lint, and sixty cartridges. In the two sides were placed four biscuits of sixteen ounces each; under these, and at the bottom, was a long, narrow, linen bag, filled with ten pounds of flour. The whole knapsack...
Стр. 2 - is already at an end. There is not enough of it in this little Europe. I must go to the East. All great glory comes from there.

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