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Diary Of A Napoleonic Foot Soldier Essay

Book Report of Jakob Walter’s Diary of a Napoleonic Foot SoldierJackob Walter’s Diary of a Napoleonic Foot Soldieris a first person account of one man’s struggle that was his life in Napoleon’s Grand Army. Walter’s unbiased diary recollects his participation in the campaign’s of 1806, 1809, and the disastrous Russian campaign of 1812. Walter’s diary starts off with his youthful recklessness and then proceeds into his struggle for survival with only the camaraderie of his brother and major to help him along most of the time. During Walter’s participation in Napoleon’s retread he faces hunger and sickness and occasionally reflects on his friends and family. Walter’s diary concludes with his impoverished trek back home and finally his discharge from the Grand Army.Walter’s diary begins with conscription into the Grand Army and proceeds directly into an unembellished description of his life and travels in the army. Walter’s

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