March of Death: Sir John Moore's Retreat to Corunna, 1808-1809
  • March of Death: Sir John Moore's Retreat to Corunna, 1808-1809
  • March of Death: Sir John Moore's Retreat to Corunna, 1808-1809

March of Death: Sir John Moore's Retreat to Corunna, 1808-1809

by Christopher Summerville, C. J. Summerville
     
 

Few episodes of British military history have been as dramatic as Sir John Moore's retreat to Corunna. March of Death is the full story of that adventure and a gripping tale of a fight for survival amidst the Spanish snow. In the bitter winter of 1808, a small British force found itself outnumbered by a French army led by none other than the emperor Napoleon. Faced

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Few episodes of British military history have been as dramatic as Sir John Moore's retreat to Corunna. March of Death is the full story of that adventure and a gripping tale of a fight for survival amidst the Spanish snow. In the bitter winter of 1808, a small British force found itself outnumbered by a French army led by none other than the emperor Napoleon. Faced with crushing defeat, the British, commanded by Sir John Moore, turned and began a legendary march through the snow and ice of northern Spain to freedom and escape. Napoleon, swearing that the would drive the British leopard into the sea, pursued and an epic was born.

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ISBN-13:
9781853675645
Publisher:
Greenhill Books/Lionel Leventhal, Limited
Publication date:
11/10/2003
Edition description:
First
Pages:
256
Product dimensions:
6.40(w) x 9.20(h) x 1.00(d)

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