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Through Spain with Wellington : the letters of Lieutenant Peter Le Mesurier of the 'Fighting Ninth'

Author: Peter Le Mesurier; Adrian Greenwood; Gordon Rigby
Publisher: Stroud, Gloucestershire : Amberley, 2016. ©2016
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"The letters of Peter Le Mesurier (1789-1813) cover his service in the 9th Foot, from leaving for Portugal as an ensign in 1808 at the very start of the Peninsular War, up until Le Mesurier's death at the Battle of the Nive in December 1813. The "Fighting Ninth" saw more action than any other regiment, and this correspondence covers most of the key events of the Peninsular War; finally, grimly, "book-ended" by the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Personal narratives
Personal correspondence
Correspondence
Personal narratives, British
Named Person: Peter Le Mesurier
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Peter Le Mesurier; Adrian Greenwood; Gordon Rigby
ISBN: 9781445654560 1445654563
OCLC Number: 950962661
Description: xxiii, 232 pages : illustrations (some color), maps ; 24 cm
Responsibility: edited by Adrian Greenwood ; transcribed by Gordon Rigby.

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With background information and commentary provided by expert Adrian Greenwood, meticulously footnoted, this is a worthy addition to the literature of the Napoleonic Wars.  Read more...

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`One of the most revealing first-hand accounts of life in Wellington's army to be discovered for many years.' -- Rory Muir, author of Wellington

 
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