Military life in Algeria (Google eBook)

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1853
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A vivid book, lively written, full of anecdotes that give a colorful impression of French military life in Algeria. His descriptions of the "razzia," violent raids on Arab tribes championed by General Thomas-Robert Bugeaud, are fascinating (see p.146-9). Louis Charles Pierre Castellane, the son of a better known marshal with the same name, published to volumes on his time in Algeria, “related in a spirited an lively manner, with, perhaps, a little French exaggeration, but certainly with much effect,” one reviewer wrote in Colburn’s United Service Magazine, an annual British military journal, in 1853.  

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