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Fighting Napoleon : guerrillas, bandits and adventurers in Spain, 1808-1814

Author: Charles J Esdaile
Publisher: New Haven : Yale University Press, ©2004.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
"Alongside the Spanish army in the campaign against Napoleon (1808-1814) was an assortment of freebooters, local peasants and bandits, who were organised into ad hoc regional private armies. These 'guerrillas' - a term introduced to the English language during the Peninsular War - ambushed French convoys, attacked French encampments, and pounced upon, dodged and fought French columns, often with extreme brutality.  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Military history
Named Person: Napoleon, Frankreich Kaiser I.
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Charles J Esdaile
ISBN: 0300101120 9780300101126
OCLC Number: 53839907
Description: xi, 272 pages : illustrations, map ; 25 cm
Contents: The guerrilla in history --
The guerrillas at war --
The guerrillas in context --
The origins of the guerrillas --
The reality of the guerrillas --
The end of the guerrillas.
Responsibility: Charles J. Esdaile.
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Delving deeply into previously untapped archival resources, Charles Esdaile arrives at a new view of the Spanish guerrillas. Tracking down the bandit armies and assessing their contributions, Esdaile  Read more...


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