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WELLINGTON'S ARMY 1809-1814
     

WELLINGTON'S ARMY 1809-1814

by Sir Charles Oman
 

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This book gives an unparalleled 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’. Wellington’s Army examines both the leaders and the led; the daily life, manners and customs of the Peninsular Army are explored, drawing

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This book gives an unparalleled 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’. Wellington’s Army examines both the leaders and the led; the daily life, manners and customs of the Peninsular Army are explored, drawing on despatches, general orders and records of court martial, and, to a greater extent, non-official information such as diaries, memoirs and letters.

A great deal of literature was produced during this period, written by both commissioned and non-commissioned soldiers. For the soldiers, the campaign became a battle against the Revolution, a kind of crusade, and an attempt to thwart the ‘triple-headed monster of Republicanism, Atheism and Sedition’. The soldiers of Wellington’s army were fighting for all that made life worth living – religion, morality, constitution, laws and liberty.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781783312993
Publisher:
Naval & Military Press
Publication date:
01/27/2017
Pages:
422
Product dimensions:
5.00(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.86(d)

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