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Reference Sources

The following are the major sources used to compile the information within The Napoleonic Guide. Please note, there are many other reputable sources that time has not allowed to include in this list at present.

Prime Sources

Rifleman Harris, Adventures in the Rifle Brigade, London, 1911.
Sergeant Bourgogne, Memoirs of Sergeant Bourgogne, London, 1926.
August Schaumann, On the Road With Wellington: Diary of a War Commissary, London, 1999.
William Surtees, 25 Years in the Rifle Brigade, London, 1996.
Major George Simmons, A British Rifleman: Journals and Correspondence During the Peninsular War, London, 1986.
Julian Rathbone, Wellington's War: His Peninsular Dispatches, United Kingdom, 1984.
Dezydhery Chlapowski, Memoirs of a Polish Lancer, USA, 1992.
Captain William Webber, With the Guns in the Peninsula, London, 1991.
The Letters of Private Charlie Wheeler, United Kingdom, 1951.
Captain Elzear Blaze, Life in Napoleon's Army, London, 1995.
Jean-Baptiste Barres, Memoirs of a French Napoleonic Officer, London, 1988.
Baron de Marbot, Memoirs of Baron de Marbot, London, 1892.
Bourienne, Memoirs of Napoleon, London, 1907.
Frederic Masson, Napoleon at St Helena, London, 1950.
Moyle Scherer, Recollections of the Peninsula, London, 1824.
The Maquis of Anglesey, One Leg: Life and Letters of Henry William Paget, United Kingdom, 1961.
Denis Le Marchant, Memoirs of Major-General Le Marchant, United Kingdom, 1941.
Cavalie Mercer, Journal of the Waterloo Campaign, New York, 1995.
Somerset de Chair, Napoleon on Napoleon, United Kingdom, 1992.
Count Philippe de Segur, Napoleon's Russian Campaign, USA, 1965.
Jakob Walter, Diary of a Napoleonic Foot Soldier, USA, 1991.
John Mills, For King and Country: Letters and Diaries of John Mills, Coldstream Guards, United Kingdom, 1995. (Edited by Ian Fletcher).
A Soldier of the 71st: Journal of a Soldier in the Peninsular War (Edited by Christopher Hibbert), United Kingdom, 1996.
Notebooks of Captain Coignet, New York, 1890.


Others include these well-regarded experts:

F. Loraine Petre
Napoleon and the Archduke Charles, London, 1991.
Napoleon's Conquest of Prussia, London, 1993.
Napoleon at Bay 1814, London, 1994.
Napoleon's Last Campaign in Germany 1814, London, 1992.


David Chandler
The Campaigns of Napoleon, London, 1967.
Napoleon's Marshals, London 1987.
Waterloo: The 100 Days, London, 1987.
Dictionary of the Napoleonic Wars. London 1979.

Phillip Haythornthwaite
The Napoleonic Source Book, United Kingdom, 1990.
Napoleon's Military Machine, United Kingdom, 1988.
Wellington's Military Machine, United Kingdom, 1989.
The Armies of Wellington, London, 1994.
Who Was Who in the Napoleonic Wars, London, 1998.

Ian Fletcher
Fields of Fire, United Kingdom, 1994.
Wellington's Regiments, United Kingdom, 1994.

RE and TM Dupuy
Encyclopaedia of Military History, London, 1970.

Jac Weller
Wellington in the Peninsula, London, 1962.
Wellington at Waterloo, London, 1967.

Brent Nosworthy
Battle Tactics of Napoleon and His Enemies, United Kingdom, 1995.

Henry Lachouque, Jean Tranie
Napoleon's War in Spain, London, 1982.


Sir Charles Oman
A History of the Peninsular War, volumes 1-7, Oxford, 1902.

Abbott's
Napoleon Bonaparte, London, 1883.

John Elting
Swords Around a Throne, United Kingdom, 1989.

Digby Smith
Napoleonic Wars Data Book, London, 1998.

John Gallaher
The Iron Marshal, autobiography of Louis Davout, London, 1976.

Edmund Bourke
Reflections on the Revolution in France, circa 1800.

Peter Lloyd
The French Are Coming!, United Kingdom, 1991.

Charles Messenger
For Love of Regiment, United Kingdom, 1994.

Julian Paget
Wellington's Peninsular War, London, 1996.

Anthony Brett-James
Life in Wellington's Army, London, 1994.

Richard Glover
Britain at Bay, USA, 1973.

Penguin
Atlas of World History, volume 2, United Kingdom, 1978.

Scott Bowden
Armies on the Danube 1809, USA, 1980.

RF Delderfield
Imperial Sunset: the Fall of Napoleon, London, 1969.

Esposito and Elting
Military History and Atlas of the Napoleonic Wars, London, 1964.

Baron Jomini
The Art of War, USA, 1875.

Andrew Uffindell and Michael Corum
On the Fields of Glory, United Kingdom, 1996.

Gunther Rothenberg
The Art of Warfare in the Age of Napoleon, United Kingdom, 1997.

Major-General BP Hughes
Firepower: Weapons Effectiveness on the Battlefield, United Kingdom, 1997.

 
 
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