Napoleon Series Archive 2004

Imperial Guard 1815

Hello all,

One often hears the guard at Waterloo described as that 'previously invincible body of veterans who had never been defeated' and other such glowing descriptions. However, given the long years of campaigning, the dispertion caused by Louis XVIII and the devastation of Russia, how many of them had actually seen active guard service prior to 1812?

Regards,
Chris