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The Peninsular War, 1807-1814 By Michael Glover

The Peninsular War, 1807-1814
by 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 work aims to offer an insight into it was like to be in the army during this time.
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The Peninsular War, 1807-1814: A Concise Military History by Michael Glover

The Peninsular War is often eclipsed by the spectacular individual battles by sea and land of the Napoleonic Wars, but it was the decisive struggle in which the Emperor's troops faced defeat for the first time. Michael Glover seeks to give the basic skeleton of facts and to flesh it out with first-hand accounts of 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 during this period, when all the movement was limited to the pace of a heavily-laden infantryman moving across country.

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Table of Contents


Part 1 Introduction: Napoleon's Europe, 1807; arms and the men. Part 2 The French initiative, October 1807 - May 1809: Napoleonic agression; British intervention; Napoleon and Sir John Moore; the second French invasion of Portugal. Part 3 The war in the balance, June 1809 - December 1811: Talavera and Ocana; Andalusia and the siege of Cadiz; the third French invasion of Portugal; the watershed. Part 4 The British initiative, 1812: the fortresses; Salamanca; Madrid and Burgos; retreat to Portugal. Part 5 The liberation of Spain, January - September 1813: across the Ebros; Vitoria; San Sebastian and the Pyrenees; British operations on the east coast of Spain, 1812-1813. Part 6 The invasion of France, October 1813 - April 1814: across the Pyrenees; Nive; the occupation of Gascomy; victory. Appendices: British regiments of cavalry and infantry which took part in the Peninsular War; staff of the British Army in the Peninsula, 1808-1814; commanders of the French Armies in Spain; orders of battle of the British Army at the principal battles; outlines of the organization of the French Army at various periods of the war.

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GOR001417372
The Peninsular War, 1807-1814: A Concise Military History by Michael Glover
Michael Glover
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Penguin Books Ltd
2001-01-25
432
0141390417
9780141390413
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