Russian Eyewitnesses of the Campaign of 1807
Imprint: Frontline Books
288 Pages, 6 x 9 in, 16pp plates
- March 2015
- In Stock
This is the first book to bring together dozens of Russian letters, memoirs and diaries, with authors ranging from the commander-in-chief (Benningsen) to NCOs. We see the brutal conditions of the winter campaign at first hand, and gain fresh insight into the infamous Treaty of Tiltsit and the diplomatic maneuvering that followed it.
"This unique book brings together letters, diaries and memoirs of Russian participants of the campaign of 1807, heretofore inaccessible and underutilized, and presents a variety of viewpoints ranging from a noncommissioned officer to a commander-in-chief. It provides insight into the Russian side of the war, how and why decisions were made, and what Russian officers and soldiers experienced as they marched toward victory. Seven chapters are: the eclipse of Austerlitz; the winter campaign, December 1806; the road to Eylau; the bloodbath at Eylau; the spring campaign; the disaster at Friedland; the aftermath of the campaign" ~ProtoView