Bilingual French / English
128 pages 22x28cm
Text by Michel Dancoisne-Martineau
shipped from Saint Helena
After exactly three months on boats, one always feels a certain impatience to tread on a new land. But Napoleon needed even more patience in Saint Helena as, in fact, everything was administratively reorganised around his captivity.
But what was St. Helena like on 15th October 1815? And why St Helena?
In this second volume, Michel Dancoisne-Martineau answers these two questions by collecting, organising and using the reports and the social, economic and financial data he has at his disposal. Without these prior socio-economic studies, it would have been very difficult to understand the years of exile, and some of the decisions taken in those years which seem incomprehensible today.