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Wellington's guns : the untold story of Wellington and his artillery in the Peninsula and at Waterloo

Author: Nick Lipscombe
Publisher: Botley, Oxford : Osprey Publishing, 2013.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Dismissive, conservative and aloof, Wellington treated his artillery with disdain during the Napoleonic Wars - despite their growing influence on the field of battle. This title reveals Wellington's  Read more...

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Named Person: Arthur Wellesley Wellington, Duke of; Arthur Wellesley of Wellington
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Nick Lipscombe
ISBN: 9781780961149 1780961146
OCLC Number: 862062715
Description: 456 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Contents: List of imagesList of mapsAcknowledgementsForeword by General Sir David Richards, GCB, CBE, DSO, ADC Gen Chief of the Defence StaffPrefaceIntroductionChapter 1. Robe's Frustrations Chapter 2. Harding's Preparations Chapter 3. Cookson's Powder Keg Chapter 4. Howorth's Arrival Chapter 5. Wellington's Cold Shoulder Chapter 6. MacLeod's Labours Chapter 7. Shrapnel's Duck Shot Chapter 8. Ross's Agitation Chapter 9. Duncan's Determination Chapter 10. Ramsay's BreakoutChapter 11. Cleeves's EscapeChapter 12. Dickson, the Die is Cast Chapter 13. Borthwick, the Walking TargetChapter 14. Douglas's Close Support Chapter 15. Dyneley's Capture and Wellington's Failure Chapter 16. Holcombe's Opportunity Chapter 17. Ramsay's Arrest Chapter 18. Williamson's FuryChapter 19. Curtain of FireChapter 20. Waller's Remonstrance Chapter 21. Frazer's Swank and Lane's Rockets Chapter 22. Wood's Commitment Chapter 23. Wellington's Guns and Napoleon's DaughtersChapter 24. Wellington's Gunners AppendicesGlossary and AbbreviationsBibliographyIndex
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