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Napoleon and His Marshals (Lost Treasures) by A.G. Macdonell
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This is an excellent account of Napoleon's elite generals. It is every bit as good as Delderfield's book ("Napoleon's Marshals"), albeit written in a different spirit. MacDonell's prose is unrestrained with passion and quite partial, trumpeting out who's actions are valiant or ignoble, which marshals are loyal to Napoleon and which are mere opportunists, which generals are brilliant on the battlefield and which are incompetent. Delderfield's writing is deliberate and more objective, giving the reader more opportunity to judge for himself the actions of these men who served under Napoleon. Yet it is plain that both authors were quite enthusiastic about these marshals, and what is more, both… Read more
Napoleon's Marshals by R. F. Delderfield
Napoleon's Marshals by R. F. Delderfield
This is another excellent account of Napoleon's elite generals. It is every bit as good as MacDonell's book ("Napoleon and his Marshals"), albeit written in a different spirit. MacDonell's prose is unrestrained with passion and quite partial, trumpeting out who's actions are valiant or ignoble, which marshals are loyal to Napoleon and which are mere opportunists, which generals are brilliant on the battlefield and which are incompetent. Delderfield's writing is deliberate and more objective, giving the reader more opportunity to judge for himself the actions of these men who served under Napleon. Yet it is plain that both authors were quite enthusiastic about these marsals, and what is… Read more
Swastika in the Gunsight: Memoirs of a Russian Fig&hellip by Igor Kaberov
I concur with 'hungry joe's review. I have read plenty of accounts dealing with air combat on the Eastern Front from the German viewpoint. It is interesting to finally come upon one from the Soviet viewpoint. Was interesting to read how many times Kaberov and his comrades were reportedly engaged by superior numbers of Luftwaffe machines yet managed to fight off the enemy. Was this their imagination or were they really outnumbered so often ?