Napoleon - An Intimate Portrait


"Crossing the Bridge at Lodi"

Engraving after Carle Vernet - c. 1806

At Lodi, during the First Italian Campaign, facing heavy fire from Austrian guns on the far bank, Napoléon decided to storm the river's wooden bridge. Astride a white horse, he road up and down the ranks, working his troops' courage up to a fever pitch. With the drum and fifes playing La Marseillaise, he gave the order and the French forces charged, shouting, "Vive la République!" By the end of the day, victory was theirs. This day was a psychological turning point for Napoléon, who became truly aware of his extraordinary powers of leadership.



Antique French Napoleonic Light Cavalry Officer's Saber Sword First Empire picture

Antique French Napoleonic Light Cavalry Officer's Saber Sword First Empire

$2500.00



LIGHT CAVALRY OFFICER'S SWORD - REVOLUTION- NAPOLEON CAMPAIGNS - HUSSAR SABER picture

LIGHT CAVALRY OFFICER'S SWORD - REVOLUTION- NAPOLEON CAMPAIGNS - HUSSAR SABER

$2200.00



11th Dragon AN 10 Rare BONAPARTE SWORD PATENT picture

11th Dragon AN 10 Rare BONAPARTE SWORD PATENT

$1358.75



Napoleonic French Model 1821 Saber Sword 1800s w Scabbard A Brast A Aaurau picture

Napoleonic French Model 1821 Saber Sword 1800s w Scabbard A Brast A Aaurau

$1012.50



Original Very Early British 1796 Napoleonic Saber Sword picture

Original Very Early British 1796 Napoleonic Saber Sword

$600.00



FRENCH OFF. ROTATING BRANCH SWORD SABER Mle 1784 ROYAL REVOLUT NAPOLEON W SCABAR picture

FRENCH OFF. ROTATING BRANCH SWORD SABER Mle 1784 ROYAL REVOLUT NAPOLEON W SCABAR

$560.00



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A Traveling Exhibition from Russell Etling Company (c) 2011