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The Peninsular War, 1807-1814 : a concise military history

Author: Michael Glover
Publisher: London : Penguin Books, 2001.
Series: Penguin books., Classic military history.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The Peninsular War is often eclipsed by the spectacular individual battles of the Napoleonic Wars, but it was the decisive struggle in which the Emperor's troops faced defeat for the first time. This  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Michael Glover
ISBN: 0141390417 9780141390413
OCLC Number: 250095627
Description: 431 Seiten : Illustrationen, Karten.
Contents: Part 1 Introduction: Napoleon's Europe, 1807; arms and the men. Part 2 The French initiative, October 1807 - May 1809: Napoleonic agression; British intervention; Napoleon and Sir John Moore; the second French invasion of Portugal. Part 3 The war in the balance, June 1809 - December 1811: Talavera and Ocana; Andalusia and the siege of Cadiz; the third French invasion of Portugal; the watershed. Part 4 The British initiative, 1812: the fortresses; Salamanca; Madrid and Burgos; retreat to Portugal. Part 5 The liberation of Spain, January - September 1813: across the Ebros; Vitoria; San Sebastian and the Pyrenees; British operations on the east coast of Spain, 1812-1813. Part 6 The invasion of France, October 1813 - April 1814: across the Pyrenees; Nive; the occupation of Gascomy; victory. Appendices: British regiments of cavalry and infantry which took part in the Peninsular War; staff of the British Army in the Peninsula, 1808-1814; commanders of the French Armies in Spain; orders of battle of the British Army at the principal battles; outlines of the organization of the French Army at various periods of the war.
Series Title: Penguin books., Classic military history.
Responsibility: Michael Glover.

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