The Memoirs of General the Baron de Marbot
by Oliver C Colt (9781419172168)

The Memoirs of General the Baron de Marbot
 
Oliver C Colt
Release Date: 01 June 2004
Format: Paperback
Pages: 464
Category: Military
ISBN: 9781419172168
ISBN-10: 1419172166



All the armed forces were set in motion for this war. I regretted that I was not involved; and being destined to carry back to my regiment the knowledge I had acquired at the school, I saw myself condemned to spend several years in the depot with a whip in my hand, making recruits trot round on elderly horses, while my comrades were fighting at the head of troops which I had trained. I did not find this prospect very pleasant, but how was it to be changed? A regiment must always be fed with recruits, and it was certain that my colonel, having sent me to the school of cavalry to learn how to train these recruits, would not deprive himself of the services which I could render in this respect, and would keep me out of the fighting squadrons.

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