Napoleon’s Troops and Citizens

Napoleon invented new laws under the ‘Napoleonic Code’ which directly affected all of the citizens of France. It aligned with the ideals of the French revolution those being liberty, equality, fraternity and anti clericalism. 

 

Image of The Conscripts of 1807 Marching Past the Gate of Saint - Denis, detail of the conscripts (oil on canvas), Musee de la Ville de Paris, Musee Carnavalet, Paris, France © Bridgeman Images

The Conscripts of 1807 Marching Past the Gate of Saint - Denis, detail of the conscripts (oil on canvas), Musee de la Ville de Paris, Musee Carnavalet, Paris, France © Bridgeman Images

 

Image of the conscripts of 1807 passing in front of the Porte Saint Denis in Paris Painting by Louis Leopold Boilly (1761 - 1845), 1807 Sun. 0,84 x 1, 38m Paris. Carnavelt Museum, Boilly,Photo © Photo Josse / Bridgeman Images.

The conscripts of 1807 passing in front of the Porte Saint Denis in Paris Painting by Louis Leopold Boilly (1761 - 1845), 1807 Sun. 0,84 x 1, 38m Paris. Carnavelt Museum, Boilly,Photo © Photo Josse / Bridgeman Images.

 

Image of Napoleon’s retreat from Moscow, Soldiers lie on the floor defeated and injured, snow encompasses the sceneHook, Richard (b.1938) / Private Collection © Look and Learn / Bridgeman Images

Image of Napoleon’s retreat from Moscow, Soldiers lie on the floor defeated and injured, snow encompasses the sceneHook, Richard (b.1938) / Private Collection © Look and Learn / Bridgeman Images


Image on the March from Moscow, 1873 (oil on canvas) by Pott, Laslett John (1837-98), © Forbes Magazine Collection / Bridgeman Images.

Image on the March from Moscow, 1873 (oil on canvas) by Pott, Laslett John (1837-98), © Forbes Magazine Collection / Bridgeman Images.

 

Image of Napoleon returning from Elba, Steuben, Charles Auguste (1788 - 1856) , The French Flag is waved by a general, battle scenes to the right of the image are depicted, to the left the Napoleonic French Army stands proudly/ Private Collection,Photo © Christie's Images / Bridgeman Images

Image of Napoleon returning from Elba, Steuben, Charles Auguste (1788 - 1856) , The French Flag is waved by a general, battle scenes to the right of the image are depicted, to the left the Napoleonic French Army stands proudly/ Private Collection,Photo © Christie's Images / Bridgeman Images

 

Image of Troops at Boulogne being inspected by the higher ranks of the army, soldiers are aligned in neat squares of rows across  the image, 15 August 1804 (oil on canvas) by French School, (19th century) © Bridgeman Images

Image of Troops at Boulogne being inspected by the higher ranks of the army, soldiers are aligned in neat squares of rows across the image, 15 August 1804 (oil on canvas) by French School, (19th century) © Bridgeman Images

 

Image of Napoleon and his army, in December 1805, the eve of Austerlitz, Napoleon's soldiers have wooden sticks of fire in their hands, Napoleon is contemplating his next wise decision. Unknown Artist, (19th century)/ Private Collection © Stefano Bianchetti / Bridgeman Images Image of Napoleon and his army, in December 1805, the eve of Austerlitz, Napoleon's soldiers have wooden sticks of fire in their hands, Napoleon is contemplating his next wise decision. Unknown Artist, (19th century)/ Private Collection © Stefano Bianchetti / Bridgeman Images

 

Image of The 6th Dragoon Guards at Chobham Camp, 14 June - 25 August 1853 (oil on paper), Alken, Samuel Henry (Henry Jnr) (1810 - 94) © National Army Museum / Bridgeman Images

Image of The 6th Dragoon Guards at Chobham Camp, 14 June - 25 August 1853 (oil on paper), Alken, Samuel Henry (Henry Jnr) (1810 - 94) © National Army Museum / Bridgeman Images

 

Image of Spain. Peninsular War. Siege of Girona (1809). Defence of Torre Gironella. Painting by G. Montserrat, Oil on canvas. SPAIN. CASTILE-LA-MANCHA. Toledo,Photo © Esteban/AIC / Bridgeman Images.

Image of Spain. Peninsular War. Siege of Girona (1809). Defence of Torre Gironella. Painting by G. Montserrat, Oil on canvas. SPAIN. CASTILE-LA-MANCHA. Toledo,Photo © Esteban/AIC / Bridgeman Images.

 

Image of The Apotheosis of the French Heros Who Died for Their Country During the War for Freedom,  God and Angels gracefully reach out to the troops from the left hand side of the painting. 1800-1802 (oil on canvas) by Girodet de Roucy-Trioson, Anne Louis (1767-1824), © Bridgeman Images
Image of The Apotheosis of the French Heros Who Died for Their Country During the War for Freedom, God and Angels gracefully reach out to the troops from the left hand side of the painting. 1800-1802 (oil on canvas) by Girodet de Roucy-Trioson, Anne Louis (1767-1824), © Bridgeman Images

 

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