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

Author: Michael Glover
Publisher: London : Penguin, 2001.
Series: Classic military history.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This volume provides a fascinating insight into what it was like to march and fight, to eat and be wounded, to command and be commanded at the start of the 19th century. Stress is laid on the technological limitations of warfare at that time.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Michael Glover
ISBN: 0141390417 9780141390413
OCLC Number: 59510756
Notes: Originally published: Newton Abbot: David and Charles, 1974.
Includes index.
Description: 432 pages : illustrations, maps, portraits ; 22 cm
Contents: pt. 1. Introduction --
1. Napoleon's Europe, 1807 --
2. Arms and the Men --
pt. 2. The French Initiative, October 1807-May 1809 --
3. Napoleonic Aggression --
4. British Intervention --
5. Napoleon and Sir John Moore --
6. The Second French Invasion of Portugal --
pt. 3. The War in the Balance, June 1809-December 1811 --
7. Talavera and Ocafia --
8. Andalusia and the Siege of Cadiz --
9. The Third French Invasion of Portugal --
10. The Watershed --
pt. 4. The British Initiative, 1812 --
11. The Fortresses --
12. Salamanca --
13. Madrid and Burgos --
14. Retteat to Portugal --
pt. 5. The Liberation of Spain, January-September 1813 --
15. Across the Ebro --
16. Vitoria --
17. San Sebastian and the Pyrenees --
18. British Operations on the East Coast of Spain, 1812-1813 --
pt. 6. The Invasion of France, October 1813-April 1814 --
19. Across the Pyrenees --
20. Nive --
21. The Occupation of Gascony --
22. Victory --
App. 1. Biographical Notes --
App. 2. British Regiments of Cavalry and Infantry Which Took Part in the Peninsular War --
App. 3. Staff of the British Army in the Peninsula, 1808-1814 --
App. 4. Commanders of the French Armies in Spain --
App. 5. Orders of Battle of the British Army at the Principal Battles --
App. 6. Outlines of the Organisation of the French Army at Various Periods of the War.
Series Title: Classic military history.
Responsibility: Michael Glover.

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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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