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From the Publisher"A very timely landmark book in a much neglected field. This is a scholarly and meticulous examination of one of the great puzzles of military history. Why did one of Britain's greatest commanders think so little of his gunners? Nick Lipscombe presents us with a fascinating analysis of Wellington's treatment of men who deserved better."
- Peter Snow, journalist, broadcaster and author of To War with Wellington
"Though ever present and ever more efficient, the artillery that supported the British armies that fought in the Peninsula and at Waterloo has not figured strongly in this historiography. In this splendid work Nick Lipscombe remedies this want and in the process provides us with much fresh information on the internal workings of the British military machine."
- Professor Charles J. Esdaile, University of Liverpool
"A remarkable and masterly account of Wellington’s gunners that is unlikely to be surpassed."
- Ian Fletcher, author of The Peninsular War – Wellington’s Battlefields Revisited