Napoleon Translations

Title of Original Work

Conduite et Réclamation de la Garde

Author(s) of Translation

George Overton
Kenya Tapia

Document Type


Date of Translation Publication


Original Work Publication Date

January 1814

Translator's Note

For years, under Napoleon, the French Army fought hard and won numerous important victories. Although many died, they were a united cause and made much progress under Napoleon up until his defeat at Leipzig on October 19th, 1813. However, with Napoleon now gone, new leaders indicted him as a thief and a bandit, effectively discrediting both Napoleon and his soldiers who had worked so hard for their nation’s cause. One soldier, Paul, writes in “Leadership and Demands of the Imperial Guard” against this newfound sentiment.