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Название: The French in Algiers: The soldier of the foreign legion; And The prisoners of Abd-el-Kader
Автор: Duff Gordon, Lucie, Lady; Lamping, Clemens
Издательство: London J. Murray
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Для сайта: eKnigi.org
Clemens Lamping, the author of the first part of this little volume, is a young lieutenant in the Oldenburg service, who, tired of the monotonous life of a garrison, resigned his commission in July, 1839, and went to Spain to win his spurs tinder Espartero. Unfortunately he was detained by contrary winds, and arrived just as the treaty of Bergara had put an end to the war. After spending six months at Madrid in abortive attempts to join the army in Arragon, then the seat of war, he resolved to go to Africa, and take part in the French crusade against the infidels. He accordingly went to Cadiz, encountering many adventures on his way through La Mancha and Andaluzia, and thence to Algiers, where he entered the foreign legion as a volunteer. After two years of danger and hardship, the author returned to Oldenburg, having lost many illusions, and gained some experience