Vimeiro 1808: Wellesley's First Victory in the Peninsular

Vimeiro 1808: Wellesley's First Victory in the Peninsular

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by Rene Chartrand, Patrice Courcelle
     
 

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Osprey's examination of the first of Sir Arthur Wellesley's string of victories in the Peninsular War (1807-1814). On 2 August 1808, a British army of 14,000 men began landing north of Lisbon under the command of Sir Arthur Wellesley, the future Duke of Wellington. They were coming to assist the Portuguese, Britain's oldest ally, to liberate their country from its

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Osprey's examination of the first of Sir Arthur Wellesley's string of victories in the Peninsular War (1807-1814). On 2 August 1808, a British army of 14,000 men began landing north of Lisbon under the command of Sir Arthur Wellesley, the future Duke of Wellington. They were coming to assist the Portuguese, Britain's oldest ally, to liberate their country from its French occupiers. Within a month Wellesley was to win two victories over the French at the battles of Roliça and Vimeiro. General Andoche Junot, the French commander, was forced to surrender and evacuate Portugal.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781841763095
Publisher:
Bloomsbury USA
Publication date:
09/28/2001
Series:
Campaign Series
Pages:
96
Sales rank:
738,657
Product dimensions:
7.25(w) x 9.75(h) x 0.25(d)

Meet the Author


René Chartrand was born in Montreal and educated in Canada, the United States and the Bahamas. A senior curator with Canada's National Historic Sites for nearly three decades, he is now a freelance writer and historical consultant. He has written numerous articles and books including almost 20 Osprey titles and the first two volumes of Canadian Military Heritage. He lives in Hull, Quebec, with his wife and two sons.

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Vimeiro 1808: Wellesley's First Victory in the Peninsular 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great book. A little dry at times and some more pictures would have been nice but the amount of information is impressive