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1812: letter from a cuirassier captain on the Russian campaign

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The Russian campaign as seen by a captain of cuirassiers.

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Author Captain Oriot of the 9th Cuirassiers
ISBN 979-8630804990
Date of publication March 2020
Format 150 x 227 mm
Pagination 64 pages
Shaping Paperback, matte cover
Weight 124 g
Tongue French
Editor Self-publishing

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Reissue of a book of 1885 giving the letter of February 1813 of a captain of cuirassiers recounting his campaign in Russia and whose identity we have found and give a short biography from unpublished documents.
"When you saber yourself, when you are in motion, the fire that animates you removes all kind of reflection."
"Neither misfortune, nor deprivation, nor suffering, nor injury, nor life, nor death can do anything about my military character."
Lieutenant in the Ninth Cuirassier Regiment Claude Oriot has served as adjutant-major to the colonel since September 1811. His brevet was addressed to him personally by General Beurnonville, accompanied by a rather flattering letter announcing his forthcoming appointment to the rank of captain. This was done on March 21, 1812. Captain Oriot has just left the small town of Hildesheim for Russia at the head of a company of cuirassiers and begins the story of his campaign in a letter to his sister...