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Wellington : a military life

Author: Gordon Corrigan
Publisher: London ; New York : Hambledon and London, [2006?]
Edition/Format:   eBook : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The Duke of Wellington, the most successful of British commanders, set a standard by which all subsequent British generals have been measured. His defeat of Napoleon at Waterloo in 1815 crowned a reputation first won in India at Assaye and then confirmed during the Peninsular War, where he followed up his defence of Portugal by expelling the French from Spain. Gordon Corrigan, himself an ex-soldier, examines his  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Biography
Military history
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Corrigan, Gordon.
Wellington.
London ; New York : Hambledon and London, [2006?]
(DLC) 2007281244
Named Person: Arthur Wellesley Wellington, Duke of; Arthur Wellesley Wellington, Duke of
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Gordon Corrigan
ISBN: 9780826425904 0826425909
OCLC Number: 646806721
Notes: Originally published: 2001.
Description: 1 online resource (xviii, 396 pages, [16] pages of plates) : illustrations, maps
Contents: Illustrations; Maps; Preface; 1 Ireland; 2 Early Days; 3 Learning the Trade; 4 Sepoy General; 5 Vimeiro to Coruña; 6 Talavera; 7 The Defence of Portugal; 8 The Keys to the Kingdom; 9 Into Spain; 10 The Year of Victory; 11 France; 12 Napoleon's Return; 13 Waterloo; 14 The Later Years; 15 Epilogue; Notes; Bibliography; Index.
Responsibility: Gordon Corrigan.

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The Duke of Wellington, the most successful of British commanders, set a standard by which all subsequent British generals have been measured. He had to contend not only with enemy armies, but also  Read more...

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