By Rosemary Brindle
This vigorous, firsthand account of a military trapped in a antagonistic land, bring to an end from reinforcement and dealing with strong enemies, is out there in English for the 1st time. As an lively artillery officer, Jean-Pierre Doguereau used to be current at many of the significant battles and sieges of the crusade. He suffered the hardships and disappointments and skilled the triumphs and hopes of the brave, yet eventually doomed, military of the Orient. whereas basically the account of a pro soldier, the magazine additionally info Doguereau's ask yourself and reflections at the invaded kingdom and its humans, so varied from the land he and his comrades had expected.
As the memoir of a junior employees officer, albeit person who later rose to excessive rank, this account offers a view from the pain of the bivouac. Doguereau information the taking of El Arich and the homicide of the garrison at Jaffa, the failure of the attack on Acre, then the poor march of the plague-stricken French military again to Cairo. After Napoleon departs for France, the fight maintains opposed to the emerging competition of the Turks. Doguereau writes with an air of significant honesty in a method that avoids self-glorification. This translation should still curiosity all scholars of the interval and all who learn the reactions of people less than stress.
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Guns in the Desert: General Jean-Pierre Doguereau's Journal of Napoleon's Egyptian Expedition (Contributions in Military Studies) by Rosemary Brindle