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The Bivouac: Or, Stories of the Peninsular War By W H Maxwell

The Bivouac: Or, Stories of the Peninsular War by W H Maxwell

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Summary

A classic service novel set during the tumult of the war in the Iberian Peninsula

The Bivouac: Or, Stories of the Peninsular War Summary

The Bivouac: Or, Stories of the Peninsular War: Nonsuch Classics by W H Maxwell

First published in 1837, The Bivouac is a collection of stories set against the backdrop of the Peninsular War (which began in 1808, making 2008 the bicentenary). It opens with a company of foot soldiers encamped in England when they receive their orders to sail for the Iberian Peninsula and follows it through the campaign against the French in Portugal and Spain, including the battles of Vittoria and Busaco. As well as the overarching story of their part in the Peninsular War, it also includes tales told by the characters themselves about other aspects of the lives. Focusing on the officers and soldiers of the company, rather than just on military matters, The Bivouac blends fiction and history and is a charming collection of stories that puts a different perspective on this part of the Napoleonic Wars.

About W H Maxwell

William Hamilton Maxwell (1792-1850) was of Scots-Irish descent, born at Newry and educated at Trinity College, Dublin, before being commissioned into the British Army. He saw service in the Peninsula and Waterloo campaigns before leaving the army and taking holy orders; he was, however, deprived of his living for non-residence. As well as initiating the genre of the 'service novel,' he wrote a Life of the 1st Duke of Wellington and a History of the Irish Rebellion.

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GOR010651789
9781845883614
1845883616
The Bivouac: Or, Stories of the Peninsular War: Nonsuch Classics by W H Maxwell
Used - Like New
Paperback
The History Press Ltd
2008-04-01
384
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