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June 2022

Review of Peninsular and Waterloo General: Sir Denis Pack and the War Against Napoleon

Review of For God and King: A History of the Damas Legion (1793-1798): A Case Study of the Military Emigration during the French Revolution

Review of Scharnhorst: The Formative Years, 1755-1801

Review of Wellington’s Waterloo Allies: How Soldiers from Brunswick, Hanover, Nassau and the Netherlands Contributed to the Victory of 1815

Review of Secrets & Scandals in Regency Britain: Sex, Drugs & Proxy Rule

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:

The Development of Tactics & Training in the Russian Army, 1801 to 1814: Basic tactics

The Development of Tactics & Training in the Russian Army, 1801 to 1814: The Practice of Higher Tactics, 1810

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.

April 2022

A Traitorous Correspondence: General Edouard Simon and the Conspirators of Odiham

The story of prisoners of war, espionage, and conspiracies in the Parole Depots of Hampshire by Paul Chamberlain

Review of The Battle of Znaim: Napoleon, The Habsburgs and the end of the 1809 War

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.

March 2022

Review of The Gentlemen Danes: The untold story of Danish and Norwegian Prisoners of war on parole in Reading between 1807-1814

Review of  Vilnius 1812: Ghosts of Napoleon’s Grande Armée through their Artifacts

Review of Marching, Fighting and Dying: Experiences of Soldiers in the Peninsular War

Review of In The Wake of the Emperor: Memoirs and Letters of French Soldiers in Napoleon’s Armies 1805-1814

 

Final instalments of the Germans under the French Eagles, translated by Greg Gorsuch:

The Soldiers of Hesse Nassau: Appendix I Uniforms of the Contingents of Hesse-Darmstadt and Nassau from 1806 to 1813

The Soldiers of Hesse Nassau: Appendix II – Iconographic sources to consult with respect to the uniforms

The Soldiers of Hesse Nassau Appendix III

The Soldiers of Hesse Nassau: Table of illustrations

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:

Military Training in the Reign of Tsar Paul I (Part One): Military Regulations For Line Infantry Service, 1796

Military Training in The Reign of Tsar Paul I (Part Two): Field Service Regulations in Peacetime

Military Training in The Reign of Tsar Paul I (Part Three): Principles of Garrison Service

Military Training in The Reign of Tsar Paul I (Part Four): Regulations For Line Cavalry Service, 1796

Military Training in The Reign of Tsar Paul I (Part Five): Regulations For Line Cavalry Service, 1796

Military Training in The Reign of Tsar Paul I (Part Six): Artillery

 

February 2022

Review of Massena at Bay 1811

Review of Napoleonic French Uniforms 1798-1814: As Depicted by Horace and Carl Vernet and Eugene Lami

Review of French Light Infantry 1784-1815. From the Chasseurs of Louis XVI to Napoleon’s Grande Armée

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.

January 2022

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

Review of In the Words of Wellington’s Fighting Cocks: The After-Action Reports of the Portuguese Army During the Peninsular War 1812-14

To accompany this review, Moisés Gaudêncio has written an interesting paper entitled Were the Portuguese Caçadores Armed with Baker Rifles?

Review of Wellington and the Vitoria Campaign 1813: ‘Never a Finer Army’

Review of Egypt 1801: The End of Napoleon’s Eastern Empire

Review of Georgian Recipes and Remedies: A Country Lady’s Household Handbook

The reviewer has actually tried some of the recipes as part of his evaluation of this book.

Review of Sir James McGrigor, the Adventurous Life of Wellington’s Chief Medical Officer

Review of The Wives of George IV: The Secret Bride & The Scorned Princess

Review of Securing Europe After Napoleon: 1815 and the New European Security Culture

    November 2021

Review of Napoleon’s Peninsular War: The French Experience of the War in Spain from Vimeiro to Corunna 1808-1809

Review of Their Infantry And Guns Will Astonish You: The Army of Hindustan and European Mercenaries in Maratha Service (1780-1803)

Review of Britain’s Rise to Global Superpower in the Age of Napoleon

More instalments of the Germans under the French Eagles, translated by Greg Gorsuch:

The Soldiers of Hesse Nassau Chapter VII: War in Spain 1810-13: The 1st Infantry Regiment of Nassau with the Army of Catalonia (1810-1813)

The Soldiers of Hesse Nassau Chapter VII: War in Spain 1810-13: The Barcelona Garrison

Highlights for 2021

The True Tactical Significance of the Château of Hougoumont during the Battle of Waterloo by Andrew W Field

Review of Dead Men Telling Tales, Napoleonic War Veterans and the Military Memoir Industry, 1808-1914

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

Review of Napoleonic War Veterans Buried at St. Saviour’s Church, Jersey.

Review of Revenge in the Name of Honour: The Royal Navy’s Quest for Vengeance in the Single Ship Actions of the War of 1812 by Nicholas James Kaizer.

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:

The Nafziger Collection of Napoleonic Orders of Battle

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

https://archives.waterlooassociation.org.uk/wordpress/