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Duke Of Wellington And The British Army Of Occupation In France, 1815-1818
     

Duke Of Wellington And The British Army Of Occupation In France, 1815-1818

by Thomas Dwight Veve
 

ISBN-10: 0313279411

ISBN-13: 9780313279416

Pub. Date: 07/30/1992

Publisher: ABC-CLIO, Incorporated

Although numerous biographies have been written about Arthur Wellesley, the first Duke of Wellington, none has offered a careful examination of his three-year command of the allied occupation army in France between 1815 and 1818. In this work, Thomas Dwight Veve fully details Wellington's last active military posting, exploring the major role he played not only as

Overview

Although numerous biographies have been written about Arthur Wellesley, the first Duke of Wellington, none has offered a careful examination of his three-year command of the allied occupation army in France between 1815 and 1818. In this work, Thomas Dwight Veve fully details Wellington's last active military posting, exploring the major role he played not only as an officer but also as a statesman. In doing so, he demonstrates that Wellington's command was not simply the final chapter in a successful military career, but rather an important transition to his future political endeavors.

Veve describes the complete history of the allied occupation, from the peace negotiations and establishment of an occupying force, to the Conference of Aix-la-Chapelle and the departure of the allies. The full range of Wellington's duties and accomplishments are examined, including his inspection of the crucial Dutch barrier fortress renovation program and his decisions regarding troop reductions and the final termination of occupation. Also cited is Wellington's extraordinary management of what was the first multinational peacekeeping operation, his ability to maintain neutrality for the army, and the many years of stability and peace that followed his assignment. This book will be an essential reference work for students and scholars of military history, British history, and political science, as well as for college, university, and public libraries.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780313279416
Publisher:
ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
Publication date:
07/30/1992
Series:
Contributions in Military Studies Series , #11
Pages:
240
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.69(d)
Lexile:
1520L (what's this?)

Table of Contents

Preface

Introduction

Establishment of the Army of Occupation

The British Army in France: Order of Battle and Training

The British Army in France: Inspection Reports

The British Army in France: Troop Relations with French Inhabitants

French Relations with Their Occupiers

Wellington and the Barrier Fortresses

The Troop Reductions of 1817

French Internal Reforms

The Allied Departure from France

Conclusions

Appendices

Bibliography

Index

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