Originally published following the disastrous Franco-Prussian War of 1870, and soon after translated into English, these memoirs form a fascinating portrait of the famous “Père Bugeaud”. Marshal Bugeaud had a long and varied career in the French Army; initially volunteering as a young Vélite of the Imperial Guard he followed Napoleon and his eagles to Austerlitz, Jena and Eylau before a long sojourn in Spain under Marshal Suchet. As a colonel he rallied to Napoleon during the Hundred Days and fought with distinction under his former chief Suchet in the Alps; with the restoration of the Bourbons after Waterloo, Bugeaud like many of his fellow officers retired from the service.

Memoirs of Colonel Bugeaud

  • 1998 Worley Publications UK - facsimile of 1884 edition