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Galloping at everything : the British cavalry in the Peninsular War and at Waterloo, 1808-15 : a reappraisal

Author: Ian Fletcher
Publisher: Staplehurst : Spellmount, 1999.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This text concerns itself with the performance of the much-maligned British Cavalry in the Peninsular War and at the Battle of Waterloo. The author reveals that their bad reputation is founded on but  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ian Fletcher
ISBN: 1862270163 9781862270169
OCLC Number: 44654261
Description: xviii, 301 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : maps ; 24 cm
Contents: pt. 1. The British cavalry. Officers and men --
Horses and forage --
Organisation, tactics and training --
Cavalry weapons --
Piquet and patrol work --
The Iberian Peninsula : 'the grave of horses' --
pt. 2. The cavalry in action. Wellesley, Vimeiro and a bad start --
Paget, Moore and the Corunna campaign --
Wellington and his cavalry : the early years --
Campo Mayor : the great controversy --
Operations under Hill and Beresford --
Maguilla : the 'unluckiest' cavalry combat of the war --
Mixed fortunes : from Salamanca to Burgos and back --
The Vittoria campaign : the return of the Hussars --
France : from the Bidassoa to Toulouse and home --
The Waterloo campaign : the retreat from Quatre Bras --
Waterloo : the heavy cavalry --
Waterloo : the light cavalry.
Responsibility: by Ian Fletcher.

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