Born in 1883, and educated at Saint-Cyr, Henri Lachouque went on to serve in the First World War, participating in the Battle of the Marne in 1914. Wounded, he was invalided out of the French Army having been awarded the Legion d Honneur and Croix de Guerre. He went on to become a renowned historian, particularly of the First Empire era. He passed away in Paris in October 1971.
"The book itself is filled with tons of black and white, and a few colored pictures to show the Imperial Guard and all of the Generals etc. that come up in its glorious history. It is also filled with anecdotes and quotes that you will find nowhere else... It is a work that is monumental in scope. It is a must have for anyone interested in the Napoleonic era to have on their shelf."--A Wargamers Needful Things