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0 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 5 0.00 (0 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Jakob Walter Narrator: Patrick Tull Publisher: Recorded Books, LLC Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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Napoleon’s surrender and retreat from Moscow in 1812 is a pinnacle of military horror. Of the 600,000 men who crossed into Russia in June of 1812, only 25,000 would survive. Jakob Walter, a conscript soldier, was one of those survivors. His observant diary captures the everyday circumstances that soldiers suffered during the campaign.

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  • “Walter's writing is unemotional and non-interpretive; he describes straightforwardly what he experienced.”

    Publishers Weekly

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Michael | 11/19/2008

    " Very short book. Half of it is preface by some editor. This guy was conscripted for the march to Moscow. He tells of all the crap that happened on the way there and back... with a dose of anti-Semitism thrown in for good measure. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Sandra D | 7/29/2008

    " The title is misleading; this memoir was actually written many years after the fact. It lacked the immediacy and vivid detail of a true diary, and was more broad than deep. "

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