A History of the Peninsular War
August 1813 to April 14, 1814 - St Sebastian's Capture, Wellington's Invasion of France, Battles of Nive, Orthez, Toulouse v. 7
By (author) Charles Oman
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History of the Peninsular War by Charles Oman
Book DescriptionThe 1807-14 war in the Iberian Peninsula was one of the most significant and influential campaigns of the Napoleonic Wars. Arising from Napoleon's strategic requirement that he impose his rule over Portugal and Spain, it evolved into a constant drain on his resources. Sir Charles Oman's seven-volume history of the campaign is an unrivalled and essential work. His extensive use and analysis of French, Spanish, Portuguese and British participants' accounts and archival material, together with his own inspection of the battlefields, provides a comprehensive and balanced account of this most important episode in Napoleonic military history. The definitive history of the Peninsular War by one of the greatest twentieth-century historians Comprehensive maps, orders of battle and lists of strengths and casualties VOLUME SEVEN: AUGUST 1813 TO APRIL 14, 1814: Sir Charles Oman's classic 7-volume History of the Peninsular War is one of the most important histories of the period ever written. The work of a brilliant historian and writer, it presents a large amount of detailed and valuable information in a very readable style. Between August 1813 and the end of hostilities in April 1814, Napoleon's forces were finally expelled from the Iberian Peninsula. Wellington's army invaded southern France, only halting its operations when news was received of Napoleon's abdication. The events covered in this volume include the British siege and capture of St Sebastian; the final campaigning in eastern Spain; Wellington's invasion of France; and the last actions of the war in the Battle of Toulouse and the French sortie from Bayonne. A chapter on the place of the Peninsular War in history concludes Oman's monumental work.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781853676635
(139mm x 215mm x 47mm)
Imprint: Greenhill Books
Publisher: Greenhill Books
Publish Date: 15-Sep-2005
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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Gives insight into the organisation, day-to-day life, and psychology of Wellington's army, focusing on the characters that Wellington believed could 'go anywhere and do anything'. This book examines both the leaders and the led, and also explores the daily life, manners and customs of the Peninsular Army.
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