Captain Blaze: Life in Napoleon's Army

by Elzéar Blaze | History | This book has not been rated.
ISBN: 1846772265 Global Overview for this book
Registered by xtrdnry of Parkdale, Victoria Australia on 5/7/2018
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Journal Entry 1 by xtrdnry from Parkdale, Victoria Australia on Monday, May 07, 2018
Captain Blaze: Life in Napoleon's Army Elzear Blaze recounts his life and experiences in Napoleon's army in a well-written, articulate and companionable style, that draws the reader in as though listening to a master storyteller in the flesh. Whereas most writers of military memoirs deliver linear accounts of their recollections, Blaze concentrates on the different aspects of the military experience-the soldiers, the food, the uniforms, the camp, the march, etc.-and spins fact and anecdote, both personal and borrowed, into a seamless monologue that evokes the very spirit of the Napoleonic period. Comrades and acquaintances are drawn in convincing detail, with all their idiosyncrasies and humour. Blaze is a different kind of French Napoleonic soldier, and this is a different kind of military memoir. For those who are fascinated by the subject it is absolutely essential, taking the reader into the heart of the times, in an intimate portrait of life in the infantry on campaign throughout Europe.

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