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Author: Gen. Armand de Caulaincourt,Jean Hanoteau,George Libaire
ISBN: 0486440133
Subcategory: Historical
Pages 464 pages
Publisher Dover Publications (May 13, 2005)
Language English
Category: Memoris and Biographies
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by Gen. Armand de Caulaincourt,Jean Hanoteau,George Libaire


Series: Dover Military History, Weapons, Armor. Paperback: 464 pages. The Aide de Camp in question General Armand De Caulaincourt (Duke of Vicenza) walks the reader through the events as they occurred.

Series: Dover Military History, Weapons, Armor. Publisher: Dover Publications (May 13, 2005). He had kept meticulous notes along the time span of events.

Born into a noble family with a strong military tradition, Armand de Caulaincourt had . Jean Hanoteau, George Libaire. Издание: перепечатанное.

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Born into a noble family with a strong military tradition, Armand de Caulaincourt had been Napoleon’s Ambassador to Russia; Minister for Foreign Affairs; political advisor; and during the disastrous Russian campaign, his personal aide. In this unique document—the first English translation of the original French manuscript—the French statesman presents a comprehensive picture of the supreme crisis of Napoleon’s career, with graphic accounts of the French army’s advance into Russia, the occupation of Moscow, and the horrors of retreat.“By far the most important addition to Napoleonic documentation published in modern times.”—The London Times“When General de Caulaincourt laid down his pen he had completed, whether he knew it or not, a masterpiece.”—The New York TimesA superb biography, history, and memoir in one unforgettable volume, the work will fascinate students, teachers, scholars, and history buffs alike.
Hidden Winter
Wonderful first hand account of Napoleon's Russian campaign of 1812 by the master of the Horse who traveled with Napoleon. M Caulaincourt's recollections of his conversations with Napoleon are absolutely fascinating and reveal a great deal of insight into the character of the man. How Napoleon thinks! Wow.

This is also an account of how the Russians under Tsar Alexander I played "rope a dope" with the most powerful man in the world and used Napoleon's own character and successful strategies against him to destroy Le Grand Armee. Very well written. I never had much interest in the Napoleonic Period, but now I am going to read everything I can get my hands on about the Napoleonic Period, the man and his wars. What a bang for my 99 cents!
Nilabor
Quite simply a fascinating, primary source account of Napoleonic efforts on the Russian Campaign. The Aide de Camp in question General Armand De Caulaincourt (Duke of Vicenza) walks the reader through the events as they occurred. He had kept meticulous notes along the time span of events. This account of the Russian Campaign is a wonderful accompaniment to Tolstoy’s “War and Peace.” I was slightly disappointed in “War and Peace” in that all through that book Tolstoy never once references The Treaty of Tilsit (1807). It is in effect this treaty breakdown that leads one today to learn of the events of Napoleon and La Grande Armée fighting the Russians, a capture of Moscow, a burning of Moscow by Cossacks, an attempt at a truce with the Tsar, and then a captivating retreat during the early winter months of 1812. For whatever may have been the fault of Napoleon; at least he gets into Russia by horse whereby 130 years later Corporal Hitler cannot by motor transport, air, and tank. As odd as this may be placed here in this review it is in fact the truth – both took off for Moscow during the month of June (different years) but Napoleon is entrenched in Moscow by near mid-September of 1812. The Treaty of Tilsit is referenced somewhere between 15 to 20 times during the course of the full read. It is a treaty that cannot be ignored for it is this that is the foundation of the War in Russia.
Chapter 8 in this book is in my opinion the most important of the events of Moscow. There are three elements to the events that the Duke of Vicenza wrote that led to the French retreat. The first, is the courage of the young officers. Though courage itself is not a detrimental characteristic during time of battle, siege, war and other such events it is noticeable to him that the courage in this case lacked foresight and “method” in employing the courage required. In this sense courage becomes a hollow and lonely attribute with little direction. The second issue was the onslaught of winter. De Caulaincourt writes that the Emperor had a strong belief in his French troops – though Cossacks were successfully employing in guerilla warfare (as would be later confirmed in the 1821 essay by Denis Davydov entitled “Essay Towards a Theory of Guerrilla Warfare”) where the goal was simply “ubit da duiti” (kill and escape). The Emperor (according to the Duke) was using his words of the time to mark “wishful thinking”. The third and fatal blow to La Grande Armée was as follows: On a personal level there are things I have learned about troops, grunts, Special Forces, and other military organizations over the course of my personal experience and life. On page 161 the General informs the reader that the greatest enemy to the French Forces in Moscow was the “lack of discipline”. This is explained after he has detailed the training efforts by officers upon newly inducted troops of the army. Herein lays a distinction between the French of 1812 retreating from Moscow and some 140+ years later the retreat at the Chosin Reservoir during the Korean War by NATO Forces – predominantly X Corps which also included the1st Marine Division, the 41 Royal Marines and ROK Forces, and all the U.S. Army elements so assigned to X Corps . The Chosin Reservoir escape was one in which “morale” was not the enemy – the cold and North Koreans along with a greater foe in Peoples Republic of China Forces. Still, they were held at bay and checked all along the retreating lines of the time. General Ned Almond during the Korean War was the “idiot” and not General Douglas MacArthur.
The final 25% of this book is based on the conversations and tribulations as Napoleon is considered to have “abandoned” the French Forces on 5 December 1812; however, the Emperor had to return to France to ensure his political survival following the coup d'état by General Claude de Malet. In this reader’s point of view Napoleon did what he had to do and when the time was necessary. The conversations were quite telling while as Napoleon and his Aide de Campe; General Armand De Calaincourt, Duke of Vicenza travel through the snow to Paris. In part the conversations entail the successes and defeats vs. the Russians and the future. There is quite a telling conversation on page 305 of Napoleon’s view of America at this point with her own war of 1812. The perspective is of course for the future of the United States and though he was off just slightly on some predictions; many more were “spot on” and something that made this reader raise an eyebrow upon.
This book for me was a better read than “War and Peace” and more accurately (in my opinion) covers the War of 1812. I give this book 5 stars as I did “War and Peace” for the historical significance – this is a better book than is Tolstoy’s. (I may come back to this review and update it later.)
Ieslyaenn
This is an outstanding read. The author is articulate and shows great insight into the Emperor’s character. Napoleon had a huge ego and dismissed the author’s advice on the perils of Russia. The destruction of the French Army is a disaster. Hitler’s ultimate destruction began with his attack on the Soviet Union in WWII.
Llbery
A good account from the French point-of-view of France's Invasion of Russia. General Caulaincourt was a close friend and adviser to Napoleon and was with him for the whole Russian campaign.
Goldfury
General Caulaincourt was at Napoleon's side throughout the magnificent assault and the disasterous winter retreat. When the horses froze to death he walked. As the once mighty French army moved, humiliated, through Poland and as they limped back into Paris, he was there. This is not a history book. It is military history as it should be writ; by an accute observor who, with minimum of gloss and spin, tells the reader how it really was.
Don't be put off by the archaic lanuage, the translation from the original French is good and after a few pages you get into the swing. He is both admiring and critical of Napoleon. In fact, for stdents of the Emperor this book provide valuable insights into what dove the man and his considerable ego. I found it hard to put down, but then I am fascinated by Napoleon and military campaigns.

Geoffrey Lambert - author of "The Morozov Inheritance"
Breder
Even allowing for Caulaincourt's quite understandable biases, his closeness to Napoleon in conditions of extreme hardship and failure makes this an extraordinary book.

One assumes that the Wehmacht's General Staff had access to at least some of the facts described here before launching Operation Barbarossa. It is a pity that Hitler did not read the book, because the parallels are uncanny.
SadLendy
A close subordinates intimate recollections of one of history’s great figures at a time of defeat. One truly wonders about the “what ifs” in this narrative. Wonder how much of this is reputation repairing and how much genuine truth is conveyed. To find that out will require more reading. This book provides the motivation to pursue the answer.