Life of a Soldier

Noël Lucky Chevalier was a soldier serving in Napoleons arm in the 1800s. This is his journey through several campaigns he fought.
This is my entry for the Historical Fiction Contest


2. (The Ulm-Austerlitz Campaign) August 21st, 1805

Napoleon might as well be called crazy, don’t you think?? It’s the end of summer; the evenings are getting chilly. We had planned to invade Great Britain, but then just the other day Napoleon brought us to the shore of the English Channel, and then, the most amazing thing, he told us to turn our backs on England! Incredible, right?

Now, because of that, we’re in deep trouble! Today, word has it that Austria, Russia and Britain are joining forces to destroy us! Just the thought makes me tremble.

It’s really cold now, I’m shaking, but something tells me I’m not shaking entirely from the cold…


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