"One of the great works of practical military literature. De Brack was a remarkable soldier, who was just beginning to establish his reputation by 1815. His remarks on outpost duty and reconnaissance have plenty of value for any aggressive war featuring dispersion and mobility."
From Swords Around a Throne by John Elting:
"That epitome of the practical cavalry officer Antoine de Brack-so young, timid, and elegant that his comrades called him 'Mademoiselle'; so daring and capable that his Red Lancers followed him against any odds..."
The translated volume is entitled Light Cavalry Outposts:
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"General De Brack served Napoleon and France for many years as a light cavalryman during the wars that raged for over a decade. He served under some of the most able and dashing of officers, including the legendary Lasalle and the celebrated Pajol. During this time, the skills and instincts of outpost duty were engraved on his mind, time-taught instincts long forgotten by the army in peace time. In his older age he was approached by the officers of his regiment to recount his advice, lessons and memoirs so that the invaluable experience could be passed on. In his book, Light Cavalry Outposts, General De Brack dispenses his maxims for service in the light cavalry interspersed with memories of his service under the eagles of Napoleon."
'Author — General Fortune de Brack (1794-1854)
Translator — Colonel L A Hale, R.E. (d. 10.1914)
Text taken, whole and complete, from the fourth edition published in London, W. Mitchell and Co, 1876.
Original Page Count – xxii, 308 p.
Illustrations — 3 maps and plans.'