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Tango0110 Aug 2023 5:09 p.m. PST

… Russian Artilleryman


"The first of three volumes, this book represents the first English translation of the memoirs that rank among the best in the vast Napoleonic memoir literature. The author, Ilya Timofeyevich Radozhitskii, served with distinction during the wars against Napoleon and wrote down his reminisces shortly after the war based on the notes that he kept while campaigning. Born in 1788, Radozhitskii studied at the Imperial Orphanage, enlisted in the artillery unit in 1806, and steadily rose through the ranks, earning a reputation of a capable officer. Napoleon's invasion of Russia in 1812 changed his life. Serving as an artillery lieutenant, he saw action in virtually every major battle of that historic campaign. Wounded at the battle of Ostrovno, he remained in ranks and later fought at Smolensk, Lubino (Valutina Gora) and Borodino, lamented the surrender of Moscow, and celebrated Russian victories at Vyazma and Krasnyi. He watched in bewilderment the catastrophe that engulfed Napoleon's forces that winter, an event he vividly describes in his memoirs…"


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Armand

14Bore11 Aug 2023 3:12 a.m. PST

Right up my alley

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14Bore11 Aug 2023 3:18 a.m. PST

And been catching up on Napoleonic Quarterly podcasts which
Alexander has a big part in

14Bore11 Aug 2023 2:25 p.m. PST

Got it, will report when finished

Tango0111 Aug 2023 3:09 p.m. PST

Thanks


Armand

14Bore19 Aug 2023 6:33 a.m. PST

Finished it, very good read of what 1 young officer saw and did in the 1812 campaign.
At end see a note end of volume 1, so wondering did he write a 2nd volume?

Tango0120 Aug 2023 3:51 p.m. PST

Thanks again…

Armand

von Winterfeldt20 Aug 2023 10:33 p.m. PST

yes, it should be out soon, 1813 – the liberation wars

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