Napoleon Series Archive 2015

au contraire

It wasn't Berthier who did disobey, Berthier's suggestion was ingored by Napoléon

Le prince de Wagram avait proposé de faire des ponts de bois afin de faciliter la marche des voitures et conserver la route pour l’armée. L’Empereur rejetta cette mesure si sage parc qu’il ne voulait pas que personne eut la pensée de battre en retraite.
p. 146
Vionnet de Maringoné : Souvenir d’un ex-Commandant des Grenadiers de la Vieille Garde, Paris 1899

Also the page 145 is quite worthwhile to read on this topic.

The memoires, very interesting to read are available online.

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