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The Prisoners of Cabrera: Napoleon's Forgotten Soldiers, 1809-1814

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After their surrender at the Battle of Bailen, 12,000 French prisoners of war were exiled to the bleak island of Cabrera in the Mediterranean, eight miles from Majorca, with only the clothes on their backs, no shelter, insufficient fresh water, and no food supply other than the meager rations dropped off intermittently by the Spanish. By the time they were repatriated to France after Napoleon's defeat five years later, their number had dwindled to 2,500. Never before told in English, the story of Cabrera is not only a riveting account of survival and the community formed by these men, but also an intriguing look at the politics of divided Spain during this period.

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The horrific story of twelve thousand prisoners of war recalls the deprivations faced by French soldiers after surrendering following the battle of BailTn and being exiled to small island prison in 1809.

Synopsis:

After their surrender at the Battle of Bailen, 12,000 French prisoners of war were exiled to the bleak island of Cabrera in the Mediterranean, with only the clothes on their backs. This is the meticulously researched account of their story, never before told in English. Illustrations.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781568582122
Subtitle:
Napoleon's Forgotten Soldiers 1809-1814
Author:
Smith, Dennis
Author:
Smith, Denis
Publisher:
Basic Books
Location:
New York
Subject:
History
Subject:
Military - Napoleonic Wars
Subject:
Prisoners of war
Subject:
Peninsular War, 1807-1814
Subject:
Cabrera Island
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
General History
Subject:
Napoleon - Relations with soldiers
Edition Description:
Trade Cloth
Series Volume:
106-20
Publication Date:
20011127
Binding:
Hardback
Language:
English
Illustrations:
5 B&W illustrations
Pages:
224
Dimensions:
8.25 x 5.5 in 14 oz

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The Prisoners of Cabrera: Napoleon's Forgotten Soldiers, 1809-1814
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"Synopsis" by , The horrific story of twelve thousand prisoners of war recalls the deprivations faced by French soldiers after surrendering following the battle of BailTn and being exiled to small island prison in 1809.
"Synopsis" by , After their surrender at the Battle of Bailen, 12,000 French prisoners of war were exiled to the bleak island of Cabrera in the Mediterranean, with only the clothes on their backs. This is the meticulously researched account of their story, never before told in English. Illustrations.
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