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With Napoleon's Guns: The Military Memoirs of an Officer of the First Empire

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In 1795 - the year Napoleon Bonaparte was appointed commander-in-chief in Italy - the seventeen-year-old Jean-Nicolas-Auguste Noel entered the Artillery School at Chalons. A year later, with Napoleon proclaiming himself the liberator of Italy, Nodl was appointed second lieutenant in the 8th Regiment of Horse Artillery. Written in 1850, With Napoleon's Guns is his remarkabl ...more
Hardcover, 224 pages
Published January 1st 2006 by Greenhill Books (first published June 15th 2005)
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Andrew Knowles
Feb 09, 2015 rated it really liked it
I've given this book four stars because it's well presented and could be an excellent resource for those interested in the Napoleonic wars.

The translated memoirs of an artillery officer from 1795 to 1815, and beyond, it offers a French perspective on the conflicts that wracked Europe in the early nineteenth century. It also offers a French view on Napoleon himself, although it was written many years after his final defeat.

There are clues within the memoirs that Noel, the author, was writing up
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