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Napoleonic Era Discuss the many wars fought around the globe around the time of Napoleon. This forum is dedicated to the memory of Ben Weider and our late friend and long time ACG Staff member, Michael Brown, better known here as Post Captain.

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Thanks very much, Z, a great find!

How did you know that Marola, dit Marulaz, was one of my favorites?

My wife is going to be very unhappy with me for yet another 'necessary' book!
We've talked about Marulaz before.

My pleasure, Kevin.
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We've talked about Marulaz before.

My pleasure, Kevin.
I guess we did-I am getting old...

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This title was mentioned earlier but deserves a spotlight:
Sergeant Bourgogne - with Napoleon's Imperial Guard in the Russian campaign and on the retreat from Moscow 1812 - 13
http://www.amazon.com/Sergeant-Bourg..._bxgy_b_text_z

I too started to shiver due to excellent retelling by the good sergeant of the travails of the retreat. Should be made into a film. It was that good.

Another and humorous (compared to the above which is frightening) is MILITARY LIFE UNDER NAPOLEON: The Memoirs of Captain Elze'ar Blaze.
http://www.amazon.com/MILITARY-LIFE-...+Eleazar+Blaze

Elting's Sword Around a Throne is one of the finest dissection's of an organization imaginable. It is witty, informative and provides a flavor of the individualism of those times. I wish someone does similar for the Armies of the Civil War or the Frontier Army.

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I have just come into possession of this book:



http://www.kentrotman.com/adds/bloodyfields.htm

I have only had a coursory look at the colour and black & white plates which are many and excellent. And as soon as I have read it i'll post an appraisal.

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What is all the - MB BS FRCS (ENG and ED) ANS under
his name suppose to signify???
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FRCS (ENG and ED) means Fellowship of the Royal College of Surgeons, England and Edinburgh. MB means Bachelor of medicine, BS is bachelor of surgery.
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FRCS (ENG and ED) means Fellowship of the Royal College of Surgeons, England and Edinburgh. MB means Bachelor of medicine, BS is bachelor of surgery.
In other words 'he knows his stuff' Though he has made a slight factual error in the overview of the battle by saying that no British/Allied guns were spiked, when we know that one was by its Sergeant (I can't remember his name)

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Okay I'll step in the ring and say 'how does that make
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Okay I'll step in the ring and say 'how does that make
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Hmmm...
I mean those initials after his name makes him an expert in his medical profession. He has concentrated on the medical side of the battle, (he doesn't pretend to be a Gates, Muir Adkin or Barbereo military historian) he still has to set the scene and an overview of the campaign and how patients were cared for and the statistical aspects of who, how and why some died and many survived. Who where and how many of the wounded were nursed back to health to rejoin the colours or were invalided out. How long they took to recover. How the Belgian populace were bloody marvelous in their care of soldiers of all sides. And goes into the appointments, management and governance of the Army Medical Services, and to the detail of who was appointed and how much they were paid per day and its equivalence in todays money.

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I mean those initials after his name makes him an expert in his medical profession. He has concentrated on the medical side of the battle, (he doesn't pretend to be a Gates, Muir Adkin or Barbereo military historian) he still has to set the scene and an overview of the campaign and how patients were cared for and the statistical aspects of who, how and why some died and many survived. Who where and how many of the wounded were nursed back to health to rejoin the colours or were invalided out. How long they took to recover. How the Belgian populace were bloody marvelous in their care of soldiers of all sides. And goes into the appointments, management and governance of the Army Medical Services, and to the detail of who was appointed and how much they were paid per day and its equivalence in todays money.

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Thanks for the clarification Paul...
No worries mate!

I too would like clarification of how the great Belgian Doctor Louis Joseph Seutin (a picture of him on page ~32~) is captioned as beeing 18 years old at the time of the Campaign at which he served with great distinction, seeing as he was born on the 18th October 1793 + =

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No worries mate!

I too would like clarification of how the great Belgian Doctor Louis Joseph Seutin (a picture of him on page ~32~) is captioned as beeing 18 years old at the time of the Campaign at which he served with great distinction, seeing as he was born on the 18th October 1793 + =

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Err, I think that that's called a "misprint" or "typo", Paul!
If you want to see a real, seriously professional misprint, though, look at the first Hussar section in the late, great Y.W. Carman's British Army Headdress, Cavalry. He quotes a remark by "J.A. Atkinson in his Pictorial Representation of the Dress and Manners of the English." You'll never find it on the internet. Atkinson is the artist who is not cited on the title page. The author is William Alexander who is also not mentioned on the title page. Finally the title is not "Pictorial Representations...", but "Picturesque Representations...", so I guess that even the best of us can get it wrong. It's a lovely book, BTW; here's the link: http://archive.org/stream/picturesqu...ge/n7/mode/2up
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