Maughan, Stephen E.


Marlborough, 1st ed, 1999. 144 pp., frontis., profusely illustrated with cold., photo-ills., D.j., 30 x 21cm. Short row of numbers/letters written on half t-p., o/w FINE. In this striking book the author brings us face-to-face with soldiers of the Napoleonic period, 1792-1815. The recent popularity all over Europe of "living history" re-enactment, and his own skills as a photographer and historical researcher, allow him to marry more than 220 recreated images with the words of the Napoleonic soldiers themselves, and the results of his deep study of their lives in and out of battle. He shows not only what the Napoleonic soldiers looked like in their lavish uniforms and with their weapons, but how they fought, lived and died, and to some extent how they regarded the world they inhabited. The detail and superb colour photographs bring the era to life.

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