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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP10 Aug 2018 3:43 p.m. PST

…..of Napoleon's Finest Commander of Light Cavalry, 1775-1809

"There can be few, if any, students of the military history of the Napoleonic period who are unaware of the career of the flamboyant Antoine Charles Lasalle. General Lasalle did not only epitomise the spirit of the French light cavalry officer of his time, he became truly iconic--the archetypal 'hussar' who was brave to the point of recklessness on the battlefield and a libertine when there was no battle to fight. A soldier by the time he was just eleven years old, Lasalle rose meteorically through the ranks of the French light cavalry to become a General of Division. He fought in the early revolutionary campaigns, during the campaign in Italy--where he became a favourite of Napoleon Bonaparte, the Egyptian Campaign, during the War of the Fourth Coalition, in Spain and in the War of the Fifth Coalition at the battles of Aspern-Essling and at Wagram in 1809 where he was killed in the closing moments of the battle. This new and original Leonaur title follows Lasalle and his peers through all these campaigns and battles, and includes many of first-hand accounts and anecdotes in which Lasalle featured. Included are many illustrations and maps to support the text and this new biography will be an entertaining and essential addition to every library of the warfare of the age of Napoleon."
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Brechtel198 Supporting Member of TMP10 Aug 2018 6:01 p.m. PST

There were light cavalry commanders who were just as good, if not better, than Lasalle such as Montbrun, Pire, Marulaz, Jacquinot, and Pajol.

keithbarker11 Aug 2018 3:50 a.m. PST

@Brechtel198 – agreed – but for some weird reason I still like Lasalle best!

Brechtel198 Supporting Member of TMP11 Aug 2018 4:30 a.m. PST

Personal choice-everyone has their favorites. My particular one is Marulaz whose real last name was Marola.

Gazzola11 Aug 2018 4:47 a.m. PST


Noooooooooooooooo! Not another book to add to my get list!

But it's not showing up as available via Amazon UK as yet, so I might just wait until it does.

MaggieC70 Supporting Member of TMP11 Aug 2018 10:18 a.m. PST

Jean-Boy liked Lasalle a lot; that's good enough for me.

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP11 Aug 2018 3:36 p.m. PST

Sorry my good friend!.(smile)

Fan of Lasalle too!


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