Bussaco 1810: Wellington defeats Napoleon's Marshals

Bussaco 1810: Wellington defeats Napoleon's Marshals

by René Chartrand, Patrice Courcelle

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Overview

By 1810, Napoleon reigned supreme over most of continental Europe. But the Iberian Peninsula remained unsubdued, particularly Portugal, which continued to resist. Napoleon ordered Marshal Masséna to crush this resistance with the Army of Portugal. Greatly strengthened, Masséna's army would drive the Portuguese and British into the sea. Facing the French were 60,000 British and Portuguese troops. No-one knew how the Portuguese would perform in battle, but on 27 September 1810, they received their baptism of fire. This title details the gruelling Bussaco campaign as French attempts to subdue Portugal reached their climax.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781472803122
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Publication date: 03/20/2013
Series: Campaign , #97
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 96
File size: 22 MB
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About 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.

Patrice Courcelle, born in northern France in 1950, has been a professional illustrator for some 20 years. His previous work for Osprey includes Men-at-Arms 328 and 335: Emigre&Foreign Troops in British Service Vols. 1 and 2, Campaign 76: Ticonderoga 1758 and Campaign 79: Louisbourg 1758.
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 over 50 Osprey titles. He lives in Quebec, with his wife and two sons.

Table of Contents

Origins of the Campaign/Chronology/Opposing Commanders/Opposing Armies/Opposing Plans/Massna invades northern Portugal/The Siege of Almeida/Wellington on the defensive/The Battle of Bussaco/Aftermath/The Battlefield today/Bibliography/Index

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