Peter Phillips continues his translation of A Century of The Russian Ministry of War 1802-1902 General Staff Historical Department, Military Training in The Reign of Tsar Paul I. The latest articles are:
More instalments from Greg Gorsuch of Histoire de la Campagne de Russie by Émile Marco de Saint-Hilaire. These new articles examine the 1812 campaign. Many of these instalments include some nice colour plates of French regiments. Part 15 details the correspondence between Napoleon and the governments of Russia, Prussia, and Britain, plus the Treaty of Alliance between France and Austria ratified in March 1812. This correspondence makes for very interesting reading.
The story of prisoners of war, espionage, and conspiracies in the Parole Depots of Hampshire by Paul Chamberlain
More instalments from Greg Gorsuch of Histoire de la Campagne de Russie by Émile Marco de Saint-Hilaire. These new articles examine Russia during the 18th century under Catherine I and II, and Paul I, taking the story through the Revolutionary and early Napoleonic Wars.
Final instalments of the Germans under the French Eagles, translated by Greg Gorsuch:
Greg Gorsuch continues to translate documents for the website with Histoire de la Campagne de Russie by
Émile Marco de Saint-Hilaire. This comprehensive study examines the history of Russia leading to the Campaign of 1812. More instalments are to come.
Peter Phillips has translated A Century of The Russian Ministry of War 1802-1902 General Staff Historical Department, Military Training in The Reign of Tsar Paul I. For anyone with an interest in the Russian Army of the period, this series of articles is packed full of information about the infantry, cavalry and artillery, detailing the regulations governing their organisation, tactics and activities both in garrison and on campaign. The articles so far are:
Review of Massena at Bay 1811
Napoleonic Scholarship: The Journal of the International Napoleonic Society
The INS has very kindly allowed us to publish its Journal on the website. Issues 6 to 10 are now available to view, with the earlier Journals to be included in the near future. This has immediately placed onto the site over 80 articles covering a vast range of topics, written by leading historians worldwide.
Subjects covered include the 1799 Anglo-Russian invasion of Holland, the Convention of Cintra, the Grand Duchy of Berg, the Dutch at Quatre Bras, and military espionage to name just a few of the very interesting and well-researched papers included in the Journal. Contributors include well-known historians such as David Markham, Terry Crowdy, Alasdair White, Peter Hicks and John Gill.
This is a valuable addition to the Napoleon Series, and so whatever your interests in the period, take a look at these Journals. You will find much of interest.
Peter Phillips has submitted the first of what will be a series of translations of Russian documents relating to the Russian Army of the Napoleonic Wars:
A Century of The Russian Ministry of War 1802-1902 General Staff Historical Department: The Reign of Emperor Paul I Petrovich 1796 – 1801
To accompany this review, Moisés Gaudêncio has written an interesting paper entitled Were the Portuguese Caçadores Armed with Baker Rifles?
The reviewer has actually tried some of the recipes as part of his evaluation of this book.
More instalments of the Germans under the French Eagles, translated by Greg Gorsuch:
Highlights for 2021
Review of Robert Craufurd, The Man & the Myth
Review of Napoleon’s Women Camp Followers
Review of Marshal William Carr Beresford
Review of The Duke of Wellington in 100 Objects
Highlights for 2020
To accompany this review, Nicholas has submitted a very interesting article about the Life and Career of Novo Scotian Provo Wallis, Admiral of the Fleet.
George Nafziger has very kindly provided his complete Napoleonic collection (of over 1,600 OOB’s) to the Waterloo Association who have arranged for it to be placed on the Napoleon Series website to ensure that it is maintained for the future. Use the link below to access the collection:
Gareth Glover has added many new memoirs to the section: British Memoirs of the Napoleonic Wars.
The drop-down menu lists all the sections here, to which Gareth has made additions, plus there is a brand-new India section and the infantry regiments section has many new entries.
This is a very useful research tool for those studying the British soldier of the period.
Updated again 20 June 2020 following the launch of the ‘Free to Access’ Online Archive of Letters and Journals from the Napoleonic Wars by the Waterloo Association. Waterloo Association Online Archive