Murat ”Hi,Austrian everybody”
Lannes “Guten Morgen!”
Austrian soldier ”G…Guten” ( ﾟдﾟ)!
Lannes & Murat “HAHAHAHA”
Manga by Ren Kishida , Testuya Hasegawa
One of the best events these two shared. It was so stupid that it couldn’t possibly have worked out but IT DID.
OMG look at Murat’s sleeves on the last page!!!
There was a succession of banquets and fetes. Murat
made his appearance at some of them. His stay at Mombello was never prolonged. He was officially still attached to Bernadotte’s division which was stationed in Udine in the Venetian territory.
But he had liberal leave of absence and spent most of it at Brescia, the place where he had had the misfortune of falling into the hands of the Austrians the year before. A letter of Bonaparte’s, addressed to him in June, throws light on the attraction that kept him at Brescia, and also indicates a previous correspondence in which the
commander-in-chief had suggested that there was work for
him to do in Udine, and Murat had replied by asking if his
chief had conceived an unfavourable opinion of him, apparently because there had been a hint that (Murat) was wasting his time.
Bonaparte replies that he knows how to value Murat’s “military talents, courage and zeal, and has no idea that can be in the least degree unfavourable to him,” but he adds, “I thought you would be more useful with your division than with your mistress at Brescia.” It was a reproof, not dictated by any moral considerations, of which Bonaparte then and later thought very little, but from the military
commander’s point of view. Bonaparte, even in the later days when he was Napoleon, had often to regret that this selfish weakness of his great cavalry leader resulted in neglect of duty. “How many blunders Murat has committed,” he once exclaimed, “through his way of looking for his head- quarters in some chateau where he could meet women!”
Desaix, in his journal of the campaign of 1797, noted that the attraction for Murat at Brescia was a certain Madame Ruga, the wife of a local lawyer. Other gossip pointed to the Countess Gerardi, a sister of the Italian general Lechi, said to have been then the most beautiful woman in Lombardy.
Murat and his…distractions during the latter part of the First Italian Campaign.(via joachimmurat)
More on Fanny Gherardi née Lechi: she was renown for having sewn the first tricolour flag hoisted jn Brescia after the creation of the republic there, with cloth bought in three different stores to avoid arousing suspicion. And apparently, Murat also carved on the wall of one room in the castle of Montirone the words “Je t’aime de tout mon coeur”. Using his sabre, of course.