Passages in the Early Military Life of General Sir George T. Napier, K.C.B.

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Cambridge University Press, 8 déc. 2011 - 316 pages
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George Napier (1784-1855) was a brother of the famous soldiers Sir Charles and Sir William Napier, and himself had a distinguished career in the British Army as general and Governor of the Cape of Good Hope, South Africa. He wrote these memoirs to guide and amuse his own children, not intending them to be widely circulated. In 1884, however, his son published them, earning a letter of congratulation from Queen Victoria. George Napier tells of his early army life, which took him around Europe from Sicily to Sweden to Bordeaux, and writes of his admiration for the Duke of Wellington, hailing him as 'one of the greatest captains that ever lived'. Napier's reflections on the responsibilities of an army officer (including the duty to obey and not to criticise), and his advice on how a regiment should be commanded, raise this work above a conventional autobiography.
 

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CHAPTER
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Expedition to SwedenPortugalConventi0n of CintraAide
40
THE PENINSULAR
103
CHAPTER IV
160
CHAPTER V
202
MarriageAppointed to the Staff at Yo1kRejoin the 52nd
232
CHAPTER VII
264
CHAPTER VIII
284
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