Napoleon diary soldier

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A Napoleon Soldier In The Diary of a Napoleonic Soldier , Jakob Walter tells of his experiences as a German soldier in the Napoleon Empire. Walter begins his a career a soldier at the age of nineteen. In his first two campaigns in Prussia and Austria, Walter describes his irresponsible recklessness as youth. During the campaign of Russia in 1812 and 1813, Walter faces the adversity of not just Russian enemies, but also of starvation, the harsh winter, and his fellow troops. The Napoleonic soldier fought for survival. During the beginning of the campaign of Russia, Walter explains how the army was not rationed enough food. Even before he crossed the Russian border, Walter expresses how, “from day to day hunger increased.” (37). Soldiers in the army had to slaughter livestock and scrounge for potatoes. While they were at towns, soldiers went against orders, even with the threat of being shot, and plundered towns for food and water. The hardships and hunger became so great that many soldiers committed suicide
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