The Life of the Real 'Brigadier Gerard' COLONEL OF CHASSEURS Volume 3 The battles of the destruction of an empire Marbot returns to regimental life at the head of a regiment of Chasseurs a Cheval. The fulfilment of ambition of his career is all but realised just in time for his involvement in Napoleon's disastrous invasion of Russia and the harrowing retreat from Moscow. We experience through Marbots words and the campaigns that follow the events which brought about the fall of Napoleon. Marbots memoirs have been available to readers in a heavily edited form but this volume enables everyone to enjoy its principal character's personal experiences to the full. All are worth reading and Marbot's penmanship never fails to carry his reader excitingly through them.