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Napoleonic Anecdotes
Author: Louis Cohen

ISBN: 9781781550335
Format: Paperback
Number Of Pages: 256
Published: 29 May 2013
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.4 x 15.6 x 2.0
Description:
Over 300 anecdotes on Napoleon Bonaparte, his life, his battles, his marriages and his exiles. The Anecdotes range from the unusual, the macabre, the sad and the amusing. This book provides an entertaining and illuminating insight into one of history's most famous characters. "Alexandre Berthier, one of Napoleon's Marshals and the great organizer of the marches of the Army-Corps, tried his hand at organizing a shoot in order to please Napoleon. Every detail for the day's sport was worked out with the same meticulous accuracy with which the Grande Armee had been swept from Boulogne to Austerlitz. The carriages arrived on the stroke at the Tuileries, the beaters were ready, the keepers in their best clothes, a beautiful lunch waiting to be eaten, and a thousand rabbits, brought the night before and dumped in the park, waiting to be shot. But poor, ugly little Berthier made one trivial mistake. Instead of buying wild rabbits, he bought tame ones and did not know that they were accustomed to be fed twice a day. When the Emperor took his gun in hand and advanced into the park, the rabbits, all thousand of them, mistook him for the man who provided their daily lettuce, and leap...

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