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22 Mar 2019 8:23 p.m. PST
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Musketballs06 Apr 2019 9:13 p.m. PST

Corbett; The Campaign of Trafalgar (Eng)


Corbett; Fighting Instructions 1530-1816 (Eng)


Musketballs06 Apr 2019 9:23 p.m. PST

Roosevelt; Naval War of 1812 (Eng)

Vol I


Vol II


Musketballs06 Apr 2019 9:53 p.m. PST

Thiers; History of the Consulate and the Empire (20 vols) (Eng)


Thiers; History of the French Revolution (Eng)



Vol IV


von Winterfeldt06 Apr 2019 11:06 p.m. PST

unfortunately Thiers is very much responsible for legend building and a lot of mistakes – there he was consulted extensively – a lot crept into recent works – I usually ignore it completely.

von Winterfeldt07 Apr 2019 4:56 a.m. PST

Grenier : Études sur 1807, Manoeuvres d'Eylau et de Friedland, Paris 1901

With a lot of maps, shows the operational art of war of Boney


von Winterfeldt07 Apr 2019 5:01 a.m. PST

Picard, Ernest : Bonaparte et Moreau

L'Entente initaile
Les premiers dissentiments
La rupture

Paris 1903

Essential read to understand the Boney – Moreau feud


von Winterfeldt07 Apr 2019 5:37 a.m. PST

Grouard, Auguste – Antoine : Les batailles de Napoléon

short work in response to that one of Camon, very interesting


von Winterfeldt07 Apr 2019 8:56 a.m. PST

Grouard, Auguste – Antoine : La Critique de la Campagne de 1815 – Réponse à M. Houssaye

In contrast to Houssaye who blames Drouet d'Erlon and Gouchy, Grouard takes a more complex analysis.

PDF link

Personal logo deadhead Supporting Member of TMP07 Apr 2019 11:15 a.m. PST

I have said this before.

I will say it again.

This is an incredible resource for those of us who may be innocenti to the Internet and its potential. Right now it is superb, but within two weeks how will any novice find this?

I suspect the answer is dead obvious, some key word on a search and I would bet my three sons would laugh at me for asking this………but how is this preserved for all?

Musketballs07 Apr 2019 3:16 p.m. PST

In a perfect world, people will keep adding any useful stuff they find, or links to any (legal) books they want to have quick access to for future reference. This will keep bumping it back to the top or thereabouts.

If it drops into obscurity, well, obviously people weren't finding the thread all that useful. Cyber-Darwinism in action grin

Musketballs07 Apr 2019 3:27 p.m. PST

@ vW: I know Thiers isn't remembered for scrupulous accuracy. But if I started filtering the list for anything dubious, biased or inaccurate, that would rule out any number of well-known histories and a huge chunk of memoirs.

I'm really trying not to be judgemental about what I add here…if it's often cited, or regarded as significant, or an interesting or entertaining read, then that's good enough. People can make their own minds up about it.

Musketballs07 Apr 2019 9:17 p.m. PST

Welschinger; Le Marechal Ney (Fr)


von Winterfeldt08 Apr 2019 3:34 a.m. PST


create a word file – name it useful links, then copy and paste
those information with links – then in about 6 months time, you still will find it easily.

Personal logo deadhead Supporting Member of TMP08 Apr 2019 11:57 a.m. PST

Funny enough, despite being a total IT ignoramus, I have long maintained just that. It is now massive and unwieldy frankly but full of links. many of which no longer work.

Glad you reminded me though, to do just that! Thanks

Whirlwind10 Apr 2019 12:01 a.m. PST

It is probably worth linking this thread to this old thread which has lots of useful stuff in it: TMP link

Personal logo deadhead Supporting Member of TMP10 Apr 2019 12:31 a.m. PST

It certainly is! What a marvellous resource this is proving to be.

von Winterfeldt10 Apr 2019 2:44 a.m. PST

Yes indeed, well keep this thread up to date by providing a link each week

Musketballs12 Apr 2019 5:04 p.m. PST

Britain, Foreign Office; British and Foreign State Papers (Full view 1812-1870's) (Eng/Fr)


Musketballs12 Apr 2019 7:39 p.m. PST

Silberling; British Financial Experience 1790-1830 (Eng)


Musketballs13 Apr 2019 12:31 p.m. PST

Blasek; Geschichte der K.u.K Genie-Waffe (Ger)


Musketballs13 Apr 2019 1:17 p.m. PST

Sypniewski; Geschichte K.u.K IR9 (Ger)


Jacubenz; Geschichte K.u.K IR58 (Ger)


Rabenhorst; Geschichte K.u.K IR45 (Ger)


Schmarda; Geschichte K.u.K IR79 (GzIR2 Otacac) (Ger)


Mandel; Geschichte K.u.K IR13 (Ger)


Musketballs13 Apr 2019 1:40 p.m. PST

Kriegsarchiv; Mitteilungen des K.u.K Kriegsarchivs (Collection on Hungaricana) (Ger)


Musketballs13 Apr 2019 2:42 p.m. PST

France; Annuaire officiel des officiers de l'armée active. (1819 onwards) (Fr)


France; Almanach Royale (1814-29) (Fr)


Musketballs13 Apr 2019 2:44 p.m. PST

Thoumas; Le Marechal Lannes (Fr)


von Winterfeldt16 Apr 2019 8:28 a.m. PST

Foucart, Campagnes 1806 (Fr)

Iéna (Fr)


Prenzlow et Lübeck (Fr)


la cavalerie pendent la campagne de prusse (Fr)


von Winterfeldt16 Apr 2019 8:31 a.m. PST

Foucart 1813 – Bautzen la poursuite jusqu'a l'armistice (Fr.)


von Winterfeldt16 Apr 2019 8:40 a.m. PST

Foucart 1813

Bautzen une bataille de deux jours (Fr)


Musketballs19 Apr 2019 8:23 a.m. PST

Caulincourt; With Napoleon in Russia (Eng)


von Winterfeldt20 Apr 2019 2:55 a.m. PST

De Brack – Avant – Postes de Cavalerie Légère – Souvenirs (Fr)


also available in English – for example


Brack was a light cavalry officer in the Napoleonic Wars a writes his reflections about light cavalry, gives examples, also in questions and answers etc.

von Winterfeldt20 Apr 2019 12:39 p.m. PST

Barrès, Jean – Baptiste

Souvenir d'un officer de la Grande Armée (Fr)


he joins as a velite de la Garde of the premier consul, gives very interesting details.

also for download for those who have an US IP in English


Personal logo deadhead Supporting Member of TMP20 Apr 2019 2:16 p.m. PST

This could almost be a whole new Board, it is so useful.

It is great that you have all taken so much effort to do this for others.

von Winterfeldt21 Apr 2019 4:26 a.m. PST

Girod de l'Ain : Dix Ans de mes souvenirs militaires de 1805 à 1815 (Fr)


Very interesting memoirs, how French soldiers took things in their own hand, threatening even their own officers, stealing Boney's bed – showing how prejudiced Davout could be, great read.

Musketballs21 Apr 2019 7:52 a.m. PST

MacDonald; Recollections of Marshal MacDonald (Eng)

Vol I


Vol II


Musketballs21 Apr 2019 8:09 a.m. PST

Caulincourt; Recollections (3 Vols) (Eng)


Musketballs21 Apr 2019 11:08 p.m. PST

Duncan; History of the Royal Artillery (2 Vols) (Eng)


von Winterfeldt22 Apr 2019 2:29 a.m. PST

Fabry : Campagne de Russie 1812 – volume 1 (Fr)

In his introduction Fabry discusses how the Russian strategy in what way to deal with Boney developed


Musketballs22 Apr 2019 5:32 p.m. PST

France; Memoire justificatif pour les soldats du Régiment du roi, infanterie 1790 (Fr)


Musketballs22 Apr 2019 5:45 p.m. PST

France; Historique du 69e Régiment d'infanterie (Fr)


Poitevin; Historique du 16e régiment d'infanterie (Fr)


France; Historique du 2e régiment d'infanterie (Fr)


Bertaux; Historique du 114e régiment d'infanterie (Fr)


Musketballs22 Apr 2019 6:04 p.m. PST

Bouvier; Historique du 96e régiment d'infanterie (Fr)


Painvin; Historique du 51e Reìgiment d'Infanterie (Fr)


Molard; Historique du 63e régiment d'infanterie (Fr)


Bourdeau; Historique du 7e reìgiment d'infanterie (Fr)


Bloch; Historique de 95e régiment d'infanterie de ligne (20e léger) (Fr)


Musketballs23 Apr 2019 9:16 p.m. PST

Madame Junot; Memoirs of the Duchess d'Abrantès (8 vols) (Eng)


Fane (Burghersh); Memoir of the operations of the allied armies 1813-14 (Eng)


Personal logo deadhead Supporting Member of TMP24 Apr 2019 4:19 a.m. PST

I really enjoyed Duncan's History of the Royal Artillery. Never thought I could read off a PC monitor but…I did!

This must run and run…..please

Musketballs24 Apr 2019 3:57 p.m. PST

Napoleon; Lettres Inedites de Napoleon (Fr)


Chateaubriand; Portrait of Napoleon (Eng)


Chateaubriand; Memoirs d'Outre-Tombe (6 Vols) (Fr)


Chateaubriand; De Buonaparte, des Bourbons (1814) (Fr)


von Winterfeldt26 Apr 2019 3:40 a.m. PST

Les Armées de la République – oérations et batailles (Fr)
1792 – 1800

good overview


von Winterfeldt26 Apr 2019 4:00 a.m. PST

Lenient : Etudes historique et stratégiques – La solution des Énigmes des Waterloo (Fr)


especially for deadhead

von Winterfeldt30 Apr 2019 10:34 p.m. PST

the home page of Markus Stein, here the uniform section providing over 2500 photos in colour from rare contemporary uniform series, also portraits and original items


von Winterfeldt30 Apr 2019 11:01 p.m. PST

The Bombardier and Pocket Gunner … 1804 very nice scan

This practical text was compiled unofficially by Captain Ralph Willet Adye RA for the benefit of the Royal Military Academy cadets at Woolwich and his fellow Royal Artillery officers. It contained the essential and hard to find
information for the operation of the artillery and engineers upon campaign inencyclopaedic form


The Bombardier and Pocket Gunner … Seventh Edition, Revised and Corrected by William Granville Eliot, Etc, 1813


Whirlwind01 May 2019 7:26 p.m. PST

Thanks vonW, that is great work!

von Winterfeldt03 May 2019 9:15 a.m. PST

Grivet : Études sur la tactique

very good discussions of infantry tactics of Frederick the Great to 1815


von Winterfeldt03 May 2019 11:08 p.m. PST

Renard : Betrachtungen über die Taktik der Infanterie, Brüssel und Leipzig 1858


and in French

Considerations sur la Tactique …


Musketballs04 May 2019 5:51 p.m. PST

Jomini; Art of War (Eng)


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