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The War in the Peninsula 1808 1814

Author : Alexander Innes Shand
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Wellington s Army in the Peninsula 1808 1814

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The War in the Peninsula 1808 1804

Author : Alexander Innes Shand
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Wellington at War in the Peninsula 1808 1814

Author : Ian Robertson
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"This outline concentrates on the main military actions, described from the point of view of the British and their Portuguese allies"--Page [17].

The War in the Peninsula 1808 1804

Author : Alexander Innes Shand
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An Atlas of the Peninsular War 1808 1814

Author : Ian Robertson
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This is the first comprehensive modern atlas of the Peninsular War, the series of campaigns in Spain and Portugal between Napoleonic France and British forces commanded by the Duke of Wellington. Here a distinguished military historian examines and explains the sequence of battles and the course of the war through expertly drawn cartography in color. A general introduction, together with a historical summary setting the campaigns in context, is followed by 53 detailed maps and plans, each with a complementary text providing a succinct description of the action depicted. The great battles of Vimeiro, Talavera, Busaco, Albuera, Salamanca, Vitoria, and the Pyrenees are all graphically described, together with the main sieges and many minor combats. This is an indispensable companion to both serious students and military enthusiasts interested in the Napoleonic wars.

The War in the Peninsula 1808 1814 by Alexander Innes Shand

Author : Alexander Innes Shand
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Napoleon s Cursed War

Author : Ronald Fraser
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An authoritative history of the Peninsular War examines the factors that contributed to Napoleon's defeat against the Spanish guerrillas and their British and Portuguese allies, in an account that also traces the roles played by key figures and everyday people.

The War in the Peninsula 1808 1814 Etc

Author : Alexander Innes SHAND
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Inside Wellington s Peninsular Army

Author : Rory Muir
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The British army reached the apogee of its success in the war against Napoleon, and in particular in the famous campaigns in the Peninsula, while under Wellington's command. Yet many aspects of how it achieved its victories have been ignored. This book breaks new ground in a series of meticulous studies which reveal the hidden mechanisms that lie behind triumphs such as Salamanca and Vitoria. At the same time it places Wellington's campaigns in their strategic context and explains how he achieved his success. The principles underlying the organization of Wellington's army are uncovered in a penetrating analysis. His key subordinates are given the attention they deserve, and there is an authoritative explanation of the importance of rank and seniority. Fascinating studies of bridging operations and the role of reconnaissance are included, and an invaluable appendix lists the titles of hundreds of firsthand accounts by British soldiers. Endorsements: 'This fine collaborative effort is the work of four historians ... As Bob Burnham explains in his brief introduction, all four had been working on different aspects of the Peninsular army and decided to combine their separate efforts into a joint publication. Their objective was to explain "what was so special about Wellington and his army" and why it was consistently victorious during the five years the Peninsular campaign lasted. The result is an excellent book that should be in the libraries of all serious students of the Peninsular War.' Napoleon Series 'All the chapters offer similar nuts-and-bolts particulars about the army's structure and activity with a pronounced emphasis on details that will please the professional historian and the military enthusiast alike....In all, this is an entertaining, well-researched, and interesting look into many of the inner workings of "what became the largest British army on active operations in its history to (that) date".' The Journal of Military History

Wellington in the Peninsula 1808 1814

Author : Jac Weller
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The author of Wellington at Waterloo delivers an in-depth history of the military commander’s tactics and strategy in the Peninsular War. After gaining strategic and tactical experience in Colonial India, Arthur Wellesley went to battle against French forces in the Peninsular War. With his decisive victories there, he ascended to the peerage of the United Kingdom as the 1st Duke of Wellington. Inthis volume, historian Jac Weller delivers a complete account of Wellington’s career on the Iberian Peninsula, covering all the battles in which he took part. Talavera, The battles of Busaco, Salamanca and Vitoria are among the famous conflicts Weller brings to life in the lively chronicle, combining meticulous research with extensive visits to the historic battlefields. Supplementing his accessible narrative with photographs, Weller demonstrates how this great commander finally achieved victory after six years of battle against Napoleon’s army.

Burgos in the Peninsular War 1808 1814

Author : C. Esdaile
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For a full month in the autumn of 1812 the 2,000-strong garrison of the fortress the French had constructed to overawe the city of Burgos defied the Duke of Wellington. In this work a leading historian of the Peninsular teams up with a leading conflict archaeologist to examine the reasons for Wellington's failure.

Military Dress of the Peninsular War 1808 1814

Author : Martin Windrow
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None of Napoleon's generals could succeed against the Duke of Wellington in a long series of clashes across Spain and Portugal in the Penisular campaign of 1808-1814; this epic struggle also produced unprecedented wear and tear on the uniforms of both sides, as accurately depicted in Gerry Embleton's paintings.

Wargaming Scenarios The Peninsular War 1808 1814

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The enjoyment of wargaming is greatly enhanced if the battles (games) are played within well thought-out scenarios. Instead of simply lining up evenly-matched armies and fighting to the death, the players can have realistic objectives (such as the capture of a vital piece of terrain or delaying a superior enemy to cover a retreat) and be confronted with more challenging tactical decisions. Devising such scenarios can take a lot of effort, and more critically, time, which is always in short supply. This book is designed to take the time and effort out of organising fascinating and challenging wargames set in the Peninsular War. rnrnIn addition to 20 carefully devised scenarios of varying size and complexity, this book contains a concise introduction to the theatre of operations and an integrated chronology of battles and campaigns, showing where the scenarios fit into the wider events. The scenarios and orders of battle are intended for use with Pen & Sword's own Napolenic wargame rules, Grand Battery, but they are easily adaptable for use with other leading systems.rnrn« Briefing notes on the context of the battle and the dilemmas and objectives facing each commander.rn« Orders of battle for each side and any other information required to set up. rnContents :rnrn« Concise introduction to the Peninsular War with chronology to place the scenarios in context.rn« 20 carefully devised scenarios of varying size and complexity.rn« a wargamer-friendly map, showing players where to place terrain, buildings and other features that had an impact on the battlefield. It will also show initial dispositions (historical) and mark the point of entrance (or exit) of units during the battle. rn« Clear win/lose/draw conditions.

Wellington s Operations in the Peninsula 1808 1814

Author : Lewis William George Butler
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Military dress of the Peninsular War

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The British Campaigns in the Peninsula 1808 1814

Author : Donald James Goodspeed
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Napol on Bonaparte

Author : Joshua Meeks
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Napoléon Bonaparte: A Reference Guide to His Life and Works cover all aspects of his life and work, from his birth in Corsica to his death in St. Helena. Includes a detailed chronology of Napoléon Bonaparte’s life, family, and work. The A to Z section includes the major events, places, and people in Napoleon’s life. Appendixes listing Napoleon’s marshals, his family, a selection of the most important battles, and a selection of the most significant treaties or documents. The bibliography includes a list of publications concerning his life and works. The index thoroughly cross-references the chronological and encyclopedic entries.

A History of the Peninsular War The Biographical dictionary of British officers killed and wounded 1808 1814

Author : Sir Charles William Chadwick Oman
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God Save the Queen

Author : US Army Military History Institute
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