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Tango0127 Nov 2023 8:56 p.m. PST

…The Memoirs of Jean-Nicolas Curély


"This is the first English translation of the memoirs of Jean-Nicolas Curély. Born in 1774, son of a laborer, Curély rose through the ranks to become a General in Napoleon's Light Cavalry.


Although Curély did not fight in many of the most famous battles of the First Republic and the Napoleonic Wars, this reflects the role of the light cavalry; scouting ahead of the army, conducting reconnaissance to the flanks and launching raids. He did, however, take part in all Napoleon's great campaigns, including Austerlitz, Heilsberg, Essling, Raab, Wagram, Beresina, Wachau, Leipzig, Craonne and Laon, and served as an aide de camp to many of the French army's most famous light cavalry generals…"


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Garryowen Supporting Member of TMP29 Nov 2023 8:24 a.m. PST

I just finished reading it. It was quite good, but in my opinion, not as good as Parquin or Marbot.

Tom

Tango0129 Nov 2023 3:19 p.m. PST

Thanks!


Armand

Gazzola01 Dec 2023 11:05 a.m. PST

Just what I need. Another book to add to my to buy list. Thanks Armand! LOL

Tango0101 Dec 2023 3:45 p.m. PST

A votre service mon cher ami…!

Armand

Rosenberg22 Dec 2023 10:02 a.m. PST

Any book on Pajol in English

Gazzola30 Dec 2023 11:59 a.m. PST

Curely book just arrived, along with John Marsden's Tagus Campaign of 1809. It looks a very interesting read, although, like the Tagus title, only downside, if you can call it a downside, it does not contain any prints, photos or images of action scenes, battlefields or uniforms. But I can't wait to get stuck into these two books. Just that mountain of unread titles in the way. LOL

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