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An act of courage

Author: Allan Mallinson
Publisher: London : Bantam, 2005.
Series: Matthew Hervey, 7.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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While Hervey - taken captive in the final pages of The Sabre's Edge - plans his escape from the Spanish, his memories turn to 1812, when as a young cornet he was part of Wellington's victorious army as it pushed its way north through Spain towards the Pyrenees. But first, the British had to storm the fortress where he is imprisoned now: Badajos - a fortress of huge strategic importance - where French resistance was  Read more...
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Genre/Form: War fiction
Historical fiction
Fiction
War stories
Historical adventure fiction
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Mallinson, Allan.
Act of courage.
London : Bantam, 2005
(OCoLC)988946797
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Allan Mallinson
ISBN: 0593053400 9780593053409
OCLC Number: 60319345
Description: xi, 366 pages : 1 map ; 25 cm
Series Title: Matthew Hervey, 7.
Responsibility: Allan Mallinson.

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Matthew Hervey of the 6th Light Dragoons is a prisoner of the Spanish, incarcerated in the infamous fortress of Badajoz. As he plans his escape, his thoughts return to the year 1812 when he was a  Read more...

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"'As good on the details of the workings of a cavalry regiment in 1820 as ever Patrick O'Brian was on the workings of an 1820 warship.' Spectator"

 
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