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The Napoleonic wars : the Peninsular War 1807-1814

Author: Gregory Fremont-Barnes
Publisher: Oxford : Osprey, 2002.
Series: Essential histories (Osprey Publishing)
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The third in four volumes providing a complete history of the Napoleonic wars. This title covers the long-drawn-out campaigns of the Spanish peninsula. It introduces Wellington to the action, shows the British army at its moment of glory and details the battles of Salamanca and Vittoria.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Gregory Fremont-Barnes
ISBN: 1841763705 9781841763705
OCLC Number: 48627486
Description: 95 pages : illustrations (some color), color maps, portraits (some color) ; 25 cm.
Contents: Introduction --
Chronology --
Perennial foes: Britain, France and Spain --
background to war --
Opposing forces --
warring sides --
Origins of the conflict --
outbreak --
A war of contrasts --
the fighting --
Private Edward Costello, 95th rifles --
portrait of a soldier --
The artistic works of Francisco Goya --
the world around war --
George Canning, British Foreign Secretary, 1807-1809 --
portrait of a civilian --
Anti-climax: the campaign of 1814 --
how the war ended --
Losses, lessons and legacy --
conclusion and consequences.
Series Title: Essential histories (Osprey Publishing)
Responsibility: Gregory Fremont-Barnes.

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