Napoleon's Invasion of Russia

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G. Allen, Limited, 1914 - Всего страниц: 231
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Стр. 23 - 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 lint, and sixty cartridges. " In the two sides were placed four biscuits,
Стр. 30 - 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 of a barbarian people, with the advantages
Стр. 31 - After the battle of Eylau, when the Imperial cavalry of the guards were ordered from St Petersburg to join the army in Poland, the men were sent in waggons as far as Riga, and the horses accompanied at the rate of fifty miles each day. From thence they were ridden
Стр. 45 - What vast preparations, what astonishing combinations were involved in the plan, what vigour and ability displayed in the execution of Napoleon's march to Moscow ! Yet when
Стр. 109 - with such a military providence, with such a vigilance, so disposing his reserves, so guarding his flanks, so guiding his masses, that while constantly victorious in front no post was lost in his rear, no convoy failed, no courier was stopped, not even a letter was missing : the communication with his capital was as regular and certain as if that immense march had been but a summer excursion of pleasure
Стр. iii - entreprises lointaines périssent par la grandeur même des préparatifs qu'on fait pour en assurer la réussite.
Стр. 221 - winter came only four days sooner than he expected, the giant's scheme became a theme for children's laughter
Стр. 45 - winter came, only four days sooner than he expected, the giant's scheme became a theme for children's laughter
Стр. 25 - they had, therefore, greater obstacles to surmount. The Emperor had not paid sufficient attention to these distinctions, and the consequences of this neglect were highly injurious.
Стр. ii - Price 5*. net each. I. SAARBRÜCK 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,

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