Monday, December 01, 2014

Toulouse - Battle of Toulouse 1814; Comte de Las Cases; Napoleon

The Battle of Toulouse in 1814 was one of the British Wellington's lesser claims to fame in the Napoleonic Wars. Napoleon was already about to abdicate, and Wellington's armies and allies suffered far greater casualties than the French. See http://napoleononline.ca/2011/03/battle-of-toulouse/


Emmanuel, Comte de Las Cases 1766-1842. He was a fine historian, and great creator of atlases. He admired Napoleon greatly. He recorded Napoleon's last conversations on St. Helena.  Apparently the better practice is not to translate Comte into Count.



In an era of graffiti, noone escapes.


Marquis de Las Cases seems to refer to what is now a winery, or region of wineries.  What is the protest or claim here?

1 comment:

GREAT MILITARY BATTLES said...

Warfare is a fascinating subject. Despite the dubious morality of using violence to achieve personal or political aims. It remains that conflict has been used to do just that throughout recorded history.

Your article is very well done, a good read.