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Passages in the Early Military Life of General Sir George T. Napier, K.C.B. : Cambridge Library Collection - Naval and Military History - George Thomas Napier

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

Cambridge Library Collection - Naval and Military History

Paperback Published: 8th December 2011
ISBN: 9781108036337
Number Of Pages: 316

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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."

Preface
Choice of a profession
Expedition to Sweden
The Peninsular War
Advance from the Lines of Torres Vedras
Promotion
Marriage
Appointed to the command of the 71st Light Infantry
Concluding extract
Appendix
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ISBN: 9781108036337
ISBN-10: 1108036333
Series: Cambridge Library Collection - Naval and Military History
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 316
Published: 8th December 2011
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.6 x 14.0  x 1.8
Weight (kg): 0.4

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