Life In Napoleon’s Army

The Memoirs of Captain Eleazar Blaze

Elzear Blaze

Blaze entered the army as a youth, via the Imperial Guard elite organization, a path only open to those of some wealth. After gaining his commission as an officer, he served in the campaigns from Poland in 1807 to the fall of France in 1814. Blaze's memoirs are one of the most fascinating recollections of the Napoleonic Wars ever to be published. W
Date Published :
September 2015
Publisher :
Frontline Books
Language:
English
Series :
Napoleonic Library
Illustration :
16 pages of b/plates
Format Available    QuantityPrice
Hardback
ISBN : 9781848328228
Pages : 208
Dimensions : 9 X 6 inches
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$39.95

Overview
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‘Blaze was an acute observer of human nature . . . these memoirs have great charm, enhanced by the author's honesty and readiness to admit his true feelings . . . another fine addition to their outstanding Napoleonic Library.’
British Army Review

Blaze's memoirs are one of the most fascinating recollections of the Napoleonic Wars ever to be published. Written by an officer of wide experience and colorful style, the memoirs present an outstanding picture of the First Empire, providing an officer's perspective of the character, customs and mode of operation of the French army. Its value is enriched and enlivened by anecdotes from the author’s own experiences.

Blaze entered the army as a youth, via the Imperial Guard elite organization, a path only open to those of some wealth. After gaining his commission as an officer, he served in the campaigns from Poland in 1807 to the fall of France in 1814. The wide range and extent of his service made Blaze perfectly suited to produce a record of Napoleon's army during this climactic period.

About The Author
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CAPTAIN ELEAZAR BLAZE served with distinction in the armies of Napoleon and saw action in Poland, Spain and Germany. He began his career as a Velite in the Imperial Guard and was later commissioned into a line infantry regiment, attaining the rank of captain in 1814.

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