NAPOLEON'S ARMY IN RUSSIA : The Illustrated Memoirs of Albrecht Adam, 1812
Jonathan NorthISBN: 1844151611;
Book DescriptionPublished in association with the Anne S.K Brown Military Collection.?A Complete set of Albrecht Adam's evocative color plates of 1812 campaign. In 1812 Napoleon's magnificent army invaded Russia. Among the half million men who crossed the border was Albrecht Adam, a former baker, a soldier and, most importantly for us, a military artist of considerable talent. ?As the army plunged ever deeper into a devastated Russia Adam sketched and painted. In all he produced 77 color plates of the campaign and they are as fresh and dramatic as the day they were produced. They show troops passing along dusty roads, bewildered civilians, battles and their bloody aftermath, burning towns and unchecked destruction. The memoirs which accompany the plates form a candid text describing the war Adam witnessed. Attached to IV Corps, composed largely of Italians, he was present at all the major actions and saw the conquerors march triumphantly into Moscow. But, from...
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