History of War

FIGHTING THE BRITISH FRENCH EYEWITNESS ACCOUNTS FROM THE NAPOLEONIC WARS

Author: Bernard Wilkin and René Wilkin Publisher: Pen & Sword Military Price: £19.99 Released: Out now

The experience of the common soldier has been of particular interest to historians since the ‘new military history’ movement of the 1970s. Previously, history had focused mainly on the generals and other high-ranking officers, while

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