Inside Wellington's Peninsular Army: 1808-1814

Inside Wellington's Peninsular Army: 1808-1814

by Pen and Sword


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Inside Wellington's Peninsular Army: 1808-1814 by Pen and Sword

The British army reached the apogee of its success in the war against Napoleon, and in particular in the famous campaigns in the Peninsula, while under Wellington's command. Yet many aspects of how it achieved its victories have been ignored. This book breaks new ground in a series of meticulous studies which reveal the hidden mechanisms that lie behind triumphs such as Salamanca and Vitoria. At the same time it places Wellington's campaigns in their strategic context and explains how he achieved his success.

The principles underlying the organization of Wellington's army are uncovered in a penetrating analysis. His key subordinates are given the attention they deserve, and there is an authoritative explanation of the importance of rank and seniority. Fascinating studies of bridging operations and the role of reconnaissance are included, and an invaluable appendix lists the titles of hundreds of firsthand accounts by British soldiers.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781473827615
Publisher: Pen & Sword Books Limited
Publication date: 12/19/2014
Pages: 336
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

Robert Burnham specializes in Napoleonic History.

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