'With His Face To The Foe; The Life and Death of Louis Napoleon, the Prince Imperial, Zululand 1879'
The tragic story of Louis Napoleon, the last legitimate heir to the Bonaparte throne in France, who found himself attached to British forces as an observer in Zululand, and was killed in a skirmish whilst out on patrol on 1 June 1879. This book carefully traces the factors which shaped Louis' boyhood and which drove him to volunteer in a foreign war which was no business of the Imperial family; it reconstructs the incident in which he was killed in meticulous detail, and dissects the controversies which followed, and in particular the apportioning of blame to Lt. J. B. Carey, the senior officer to survive the incident. A perceptive and poignant footnote to the story of the war. Paperback, illustrated, maps, like new.