WITH NAPOLEON IN RUSSIA 1812: THE DIARY OF LT. H.A. VOSSLER A SOLDIER OF THE GRAND ARMY 1812-1813.

Vossler, Lt. H. A.


£25.45




The Folio Soc. 1969. 176 pp., various plates. Pict., cloth; slipcase; 22 x 17cm. Nr.FINE. This is an important first hand account of Napoleon’s invasion of Russia told by a soldier of the Grand Army. He discusses his mobilization, departure from Leipzig and march to Frankfurt-on-the-Oder, first entry into Grand Duchy of Warsaw and encounters with its people, being in billets in East Prussia, the advance towards the Niemen, crossing the Dvina, advance on Smolensk, the hospital, Smolensk and conditions in the city, the Berezina, the Wurttembergers in Vilna, the journey home, the way home, the reforming of the ‘Duke Louis’ Chasseurs, the march from Wurttemberg to Lutzen in Saxony, his treatment by his captors, his health, their march to Czernigov and his stay there, his journey home and his resignation from the Army owing to ill health.


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