The British Invasion of the River Plate 1806-1807: How the Redcoats Were Humbled and a Nation Was Born

The British Invasion of the River Plate 1806-1807: How the Redcoats Were Humbled and a Nation Was Born

by Ben Hughes

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ISBN-13: 9781781590669
Publisher: Pen & Sword Books Limited
Publication date: 02/19/2014
Pages: 240
Product dimensions: 6.40(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.20(d)

Table of Contents

List of Plates vii

List of Maps ix

Acknowledgements x

Prologue xi

Introduction xiv

Author's Note xvi

Glossary xvii

Part 1 Sir Home Popham, 'A Damned Cunning Fellow!' 1

1 'The Secret is Unravelled' 3

2 The Capture of Cape Town 12

3 Into the Unknown 22

4 The Viceroyalty of the River Plate 31

5 The Occupation of Buenos Ayres 43

6 The Resistance 59

7 La Reconquista 67

Part 2 Reinforcement 81

8 'For he's a jolly good fellow!' 83

9 Revolution! 88

10 Maldonado 96

11 The Siege of Monte Video 109

12 Captive! 128

13 The Occupation of Monte Video 134

Part 3 La Defensa 145

14 General Whitelocke 147

15 The Advance on Buenos Ayres 157

16 The Western Suburbs 174

17 The Battle of Buenos Ayres 183

18 Surrender 206

Epilogue: Echoes 217

Appendix I British Troops Numbers and Casualty Statistics 226

Appendix II Money 227

Appendix III Weights and Measurements 229

Notes 230

Bibliography 272

Index 278

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