The Prisoners of Cabrera: Napoleon's Forgotten Soldiers 1809-1814 by Denis Smith - PDF and EPUB eBook

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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...

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Exact title of the book
The Prisoners of Cabrera: Napoleon's Forgotten Soldiers 1809-1814
Book author
Denis Smith
Book edition
Hardcover
Number of pages
224 pages
Language
English
Published
November 27th 2001 by Basic Books
File size (in PDF)
896 kB
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.