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Great Battles: Corunna By Christopher Hibbert

Great Battles: Corunna

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The Battle of Corunna which was fought on 16 January 1809, saved a British army from annihilation but resulted in the death of a fine general - Sir John Moore. With the aid of surviving eye-witness accounts the author provides a portrait of the hardships and suffering of this bitter campaign.

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Great Battles: Corunna by Christopher Hibbert

The Battle of Corunna, which was fought on 16 January 1809, saved a British army from annihilation but resulted in the tragic death of a fine general - Sir John Moore. With the aid of surviving eye-witness accounts the author provides a horrifying picture of the hardships and suffering of this bitter campaign. 'Fast-flowing, taut and economical...the pithy thumb-nail sketches are masterly, the account of the battle superb' Times Literary Supplement 'Told with passion and clarity...a compelling book; the main lines of the campaign are clear and the incidents vividly memorable' Sunday Telegraph

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About Christopher Hibbert


Christopher Hibbert was educated at Radley and Oxford. He served as an infantry officer during the war, was twice wounded and was awarded the Military Cross in 1945. Described by Professor J.H. Plumb as 'a writer of the highest ability', he is a fellow of the Royal Society of Literature and an Hon. D. Litt of Leicester University.

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GOR009672098
Great Battles: Corunna by Christopher Hibbert
Christopher Hibbert
Great Battles
Used - Like New
Paperback
Orion Publishing Co
2003-12-04
224
1842127209
9781842127209
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The book has been read, but looks new. The book cover has no visible wear, and the dust jacket is included if applicable. No missing or damaged pages, no tears, possible very minimal creasing, no underlining or highlighting of text, and no writing in the margins.