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In the Service of the Tsar Against Napoleon : the Memoirs of Denis Davidov, 1806-1814 - TROUBETZKOY GREGORY

In the Service of the Tsar Against Napoleon

the Memoirs of Denis Davidov, 1806-1814

Hardcover Published: 7th April 1999
ISBN: 9781853673733
Number Of Pages: 208

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Denis Davidov was an officer of hussars, a partisan, a Russian hero and the inspiration for the character Denisov in Tolstoys epic War and Peace. Here, for the very first time in English, are his captivating memoirs which, with dash and lan, convey the Russian perspective on this cataclysmic conflict. Davidovs memoirs cover the confrontation between the French and Russians in Prussia in 18067, including the horrific battle of Eylau; the Russian invasion of Finland in 1808; the French invasion of Russia in 1812; and the War of Liberation in Germany in 181314. The memoirs cover the 1812 campaign in particular in great detail as it was here that Davidov made his legendary reputation. Gregory Troubetzkoy is an expert on Russian aspects of the Napoleonic Wars.

Introduction and Acknowledgementsp. 9
Translator's Notep. 12
A Meeting with Suvorov, 1793p. 13
Lesson for a Madcap, 1807p. 26
The Battle of Eylau, 7-8 February 1807p. 32
Tilsit, 1807p. 47
Recollections of Kulnev in Finland, 1808p. 67
Diary of Partisan Warfare, 1812p. 83
The Year 1812p. 162
Occupation of Dresden, March 1813p. 190
Epiloguep. 213
Brief Biographical Sketchesp. 215
Bibliographyp. 217
Indexp. 219
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ISBN: 9781853673733
ISBN-10: 1853673730
Audience: General
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 208
Published: 7th April 1999
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 16.4 x 24.2  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.52