Napoleon; a History of the Art of War: From the beginning of the Consulate to the end of the Friedland campaign, with a detailed account of the Napoleonic wars

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Page 429 - England, of whatever rank and condition soever, who shall be found in the countries occupied by our troops, or by those of our allies, shall be made a prisoner of war.
Page 280 - SOLDIERS — The Russian army appears before you to avenge the Austrian army of Ulm. They are the same battalions that you beat at Hollabrunn, and that you have since been constantly pursuing to this spot. "The positions which we occupy are formidable; and while they are marching to turn my right, they will present their flank to me. "Soldiers, I shall myself direct your battalions. I shall keep out of the fire if, with your usual bravery, you throw disorder and confusion into the enemy's ranks....
Page 299 - You have decorated your eagles with immortal glory. An army of one hundred thousand men, commanded by the emperors of Russia and Austria, has been in less than four hours either cut in pieces or dispersed.
Page 539 - we are victorious. On the 5th of June we were attacked in our cantonments by the Russian army. The enemy had mistaken our inactivity. He perceived too late that our repose was that of the lion : he repents of having disturbed it. In the battles of Guttstadt and...
Page 430 - English cruisers. Art. 7. No vessel coming directly from England or from English colonies, or which has been there since the publication of the present decree, shall be received in any port. Art. 8. Every vessel which by means of a false declaration shall make a breach of the above dispositions shall be seized, and the vessel and the cargo shall be confiscated as if they were English property.
Page 280 - I will keep myself at a distance from the fire,* if, with your accustomed valour, you carry disorder and confusion into the enemy's ranks ; but should victory appear for a moment uncertain, you shall see your emperor expose himself to the first strokes ; for victory must not be doubtful on this occasion, especially when the reputation of the French infantry is at stake, which is so dear an interest to the honour of the whole nation.
Page 52 - Soldiers ! One of our departments was in the power of the enemy : consternation reigned over the whole of the South of France. " The greater part of the territory of the Ligurians, the most faithful friends of the Republic, was invaded. " The Cisalpine republic, annihilated by the last campaign, bad become the sport of a ridiculous feudal domination.
Page 428 - ... 3. That she extends or applies to merchant vessels, to articles of commerce, and to the property of individuals, the right of conquest which can only be applied or extended to what belongs to an enemy state; 4.
Page 430 - Art. 7. No vessel coming directly from England, or from the English colonies, or having been there since the publication of the present decree, shall be received in any port. Art. 8. Every vessel contravening the above clause, by means of a false declaration, shall be seized, and the vessel and cargo confiscated as if they were English property.
Page 430 - Paris is charged with the definitive adjudication of all the controversies, which may arise within our empire, or in the countries occupied by the French army, relative to the execution of the present decree. Our...

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