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Wellington at War in the Peninsula, 1808-1814: An Overview and Guide Ian Robertson

Wellington at War in the Peninsula, 1808-1814: An Overview and Guide

Ian Robertson

Published February 1st 2000
ISBN : 9780850526608
Hardcover
256 pages
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Long before he marched on Russia, Napoleons attempt to place his brother Joseph on the throne of Spain proved to be one conquest too many. In a long series of campaigns from 1808 to 1814, Napoleons subordinate marshals and generals proved incapableMoreLong before he marched on Russia, Napoleons attempt to place his brother Joseph on the throne of Spain proved to be one conquest too many. In a long series of campaigns from 1808 to 1814, Napoleons subordinate marshals and generals proved incapable of defeating the British army under Wellington that had come to the aid of Spain and Portugal, while French encampments and supply columns were bedeviled by Spanish irregulars who added the word guerrilla to the world military lexicon.In a similar style to the popular Battleground Europe books on World War I, the major battles in the Iberian Peninsula from Rolica to Talavera 1808-1809, Busaco to Salamanca 1810-1812, and Vitoria to Toulouse 1813-1814 are now covered with detailed texts, numerous illustrations and maps, and guides to the battlefields as they are today.