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To detail the manner of life of the French officer in the enemy's country would occupy too much space; but it is important to notice the plain admissions made by General Fantin of the extraordinary extent to which marauding was carried by the French armies, and the manner in which it recoiled upon them. The author writes, in 1805, at Zusmorshausen :
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NAPOLEON I.: LA GRANDE ARMÉE. I have been reading the "Journal du Général Fantin des Odoards: Étapes d'un Officier de la Grande Armée, 1800-1830," Librairie Plon, 1895. This is a most interesting book, written by a man of refinement and a keen observer of things both great and small. The general gives us a description of certain of the campaigns of Napoleon, as written by a young officer who passed nearly the whole of that period of his career with his regiment. While the romance of courts is but little touched upon, and the greater operations of war are not alluded to critically from the point of view of the commander, the work is the more interesting because it deals with the wars of the Empire from the observation of a simple captain, and is taken in many respects from a standpoint different from those of Marbot and Thiébault. There are many points which are critically dealt with; and while much detail is in a single volume necessarily omitted, there are several features which delineate clearly the characteristics of the better class of French officer of that day. The book also throws a decisive light on the Emperor's methods of warfare, particularly as the general treats everything in a plain businesslike fashion, marked almost throughout by an absence of that sentiment which has given too high a colour to other similar memoirs.
The allusions of General Fantin to his chiefs are not numerous. For the Emperor, of whose Guard he was for a time an officer, he has always the most devoted admiration; but of him he gives nothing that we do not already know. As in honour bound, he is convinced of the divine mission of Napoleon to subdue Europe; and, speaking_of Austerlitz and the Russian losses, adds, "Üne leçon si vertement donnée paraît donc devoir être fructueuse, et dégoûter pour longtemps les hordes du nord de se mêler des affaires du midi de l'Europe." To the ambitious schemes of Soult he gives some space, and he aims a dart at the enmity between that marshal and Ney, while he denounces the artifice of Murat employed to gain possession of the all-important bridge over the Danube in 1805. He also mentions, with the business-like regret of a soldier of fortune, the light hand exercised by Saint Cyr over the inhabitants of Dresden in 1813. He makes a droll allusion to the plebeian character of Marshal Lefebvre, who