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A History of the Peninsular War

Author : Sir Charles William Chadwick Oman
Publisher : Unknown
Page : 728 pages
File Size : 48,7 Mb
Release : 1995
Category : Peninsular War, 1807-1814
ISBN : UOM:39015036084849

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Wellington's History of the Peninsular War

Author : Stuart Reid
Publisher : Pen and Sword
Page : 374 pages
File Size : 44,9 Mb
Release : 2019-05-30
Category : History
ISBN : 9781526737649

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Wellington's History of the Peninsular War by Stuart Reid Pdf

An historic account of the Peninsula War written by the man leading forces against the French, Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington. Though pressed many times to write about his battles and campaigns, the Duke of Wellington always replied that people should refer to his published dispatches. Yet Wellington did, in effect, write a history of the Peninsular War in the form of four lengthy memoranda, summarizing the conduct of the war in 1809, 1810, and 1811 respectively. These lengthy accounts demonstrate Wellington’s unmatched appreciation of the nature of the war in Spain and Portugal, and relate to the operations of the French and Spanish forces as well as the Anglo-Portuguese army under his command. Unlike personal diaries or journals written by individual soldiers, with their inevitably limited knowledge, Wellington was in an unparalleled position to provide a comprehensive overview of the war. Equally, the memoranda were written as the war unfolded, not tainted with the knowledge of hindsight, providing a unique contemporaneous commentary. Brought together by renowned historian Stuart Reid with reports and key dispatches from the other years of the campaign, the result is the story of the Peninsular War told through the writings of the man who knew and understood the conflict in Iberia better than any other. These memoranda and dispatches have never been published before in a single connected narrative. Therefore, Wellington’s History of the Peninsular War 1808-1814 offers a uniquely accessible perspective on the conflict in the own words of Britain’s greatest general.

The Peninsular War

Author : Charles Esdaile
Publisher : Penguin UK
Page : 624 pages
File Size : 42,9 Mb
Release : 2003-10-02
Category : History
ISBN : 9780141927855

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The Peninsular War by Charles Esdaile Pdf

For centuries Spain had been the most feared and predatory power in Europe - it had the largest empire and one of the world's great navies to defend it. Nothing could have prepared the Spanish for the devastating implosion of 1805-14. Trafalgar destroyed its navy and the country degenerated into a brutalized shambles with French and British armies marching across it at will. The result was a war which killed over a million Spaniards and ended its empire. This book is the first in a generation to come to terms with this spectacular and terrible conflict, immortalised by Goya and the arena in which Wellington and his redcoats carved out one of the greatest episodes in British military history.

The Peninsular War, 1807-1814

Author : Michael Glover
Publisher : Unknown
Page : 0 pages
File Size : 53,8 Mb
Release : 2001
Category : Peninsular War, 1807-1814
ISBN : 0141390417

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The Peninsular War, 1807-1814 by Michael Glover Pdf

This volume provides a fascinating insight into what it was like to march and fight, to eat and be wounded, to command and be commanded at the start of the 19th century. Stress is laid on the technological limitations of warfare at that time.

Napoleon’s Cursed War

Author : Ronald Fraser
Publisher : Verso Books
Page : 657 pages
File Size : 43,7 Mb
Release : 2023-01-10
Category : History
ISBN : 9781839767883

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Napoleon’s Cursed War by Ronald Fraser Pdf

A magisterial history of “Napoleon’s Vietnam”, by the highly acclaimed historian of Spain In this definitive account of the Peninsular War (1808–14), Napoleon’s six-year war against Spain, Ronald Fraser examines what led to the emperor’s devastating defeat against the popular opposition—the guerrillas—and their British and Portuguese allies. As well as relating the histories of the great political and military figures of the war, Fraser brings to life the anonymous masses—the artisans, peasants and women who fought, suffered and died—and restores their role in this barbaric war to its rightful place while overturning the view that this was a straightforward military campaign. This vivid, meticulously researched book offers a distinct and profound vision of “Napoleon’s Vietnam” and shows the reality of the disasters of war: the suffering, discontents and social upheaval that accompanied the fighting. With a new Introduction by Tariq Ali.

History of the Peninsular War ...

Author : Robert Southey
Publisher : Unknown
Page : 524 pages
File Size : 41,9 Mb
Release : 1837
Category : Peninsular War, 1807-1814
ISBN : UOM:39015026127665

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History of the Peninsular War ... by Robert Southey Pdf

Wellington's Peninsular War

Author : Julian Paget
Publisher : Pen and Sword
Page : 301 pages
File Size : 43,8 Mb
Release : 2005-11-18
Category : History
ISBN : 9781473820661

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Wellington's Peninsular War by Julian Paget Pdf

This history and battlefield guide is an essential reference for anyone visiting the sites of Wellington’s war with Napoleon in Spain and Portugal. Wellington's Peninsular War provides a concise and comprehensive account of the battlefields as they exist today, with historic context and practical details to help readers find and explore them. The Peninsular War of 1808 to 1841 was a major part of the twenty-year struggle against Napoleon Bonaparte’s imperial ambitions. Military historian Julian Paget presents a balanced picture of the conflict, covering the Duke of Wellington’s campaigns as well as the crucially important efforts of the Spanish and Portuguese. Paget begins with an overview of the war and its background, followed by a complete year-by-year account. He then presents a chapter on each of the major battles, includes maps and photographs of the battlefields, orders of battle, and helpful information about the battlefield today. The maps show the ground as it was at the time but also include modern features for easier identification.

The Spanish Ulcer

Author : David Gates
Publisher : Unknown
Page : 584 pages
File Size : 42,5 Mb
Release : 1986
Category : History
ISBN : UOM:39015010697327

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An Atlas of the Peninsular War 1808-1814

Author : Ian Robertson
Publisher : Unknown
Page : 0 pages
File Size : 41,8 Mb
Release : 2010
Category : History
ISBN : 0300148690

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An Atlas of the Peninsular War 1808-1814 by Ian Robertson Pdf

This is the first comprehensive modern atlas of the Peninsular War, the series of campaigns in Spain and Portugal between Napoleonic France and British forces commanded by the Duke of Wellington. Here a distinguished military historian examines and explains the sequence of battles and the course of the war through expertly drawn cartography in color. A general introduction, together with a historical summary setting the campaigns in context, is followed by 53 detailed maps and plans, each with a complementary text providing a succinct description of the action depicted. The great battles of Vimeiro, Talavera, Busaco, Albuera, Salamanca, Vitoria, and the Pyrenees are all graphically described, together with the main sieges and many minor combats. This is an indispensable companion to both serious students and military enthusiasts interested in the Napoleonic wars.

Women in the Peninsular War

Author : Charles J. Esdaile
Publisher : University of Oklahoma Press
Page : 337 pages
File Size : 46,9 Mb
Release : 2014-08-07
Category : History
ISBN : 9780806147642

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Women in the Peninsular War by Charles J. Esdaile Pdf

In Women in the Peninsular War, Esdaile looks beyond the iconography. While a handful of Spanish and Portuguese women became Agustina-like heroines, a multitude became victims, and here both of these groups receive their due. But Esdaile reveals a much more complicated picture in which women are discovered to have experienced, responded to, and participated in the conflict in various ways.

History of the Peninsular War

Author : Robert Southey
Publisher : Unknown
Page : 856 pages
File Size : 54,8 Mb
Release : 1823
Category : Electronic
ISBN : BSB:BSB10362959

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A History of the Peninsular War

Author : Charles Oman
Publisher : Greenhill Books
Page : 0 pages
File Size : 49,9 Mb
Release : 2005
Category : Peninsular War, 1807-1814
ISBN : 1853676349

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A History of the Peninsular War by Charles Oman Pdf

The 1807-14 war in the Iberian Peninsula was one of the most significant campaigns of the Napoleonic Wars. Arising from Napoleon's strategic necessity to impose his rule over Portugal and Spain, it evolved into a constant drain on his resources. During this period, the outcome of the war was effectively decided by Wellington's advance from Portugal into Spain. The operations that took place at this time included the French campaigns of late 1811, the Allied offensive, and Wellington's great victory at Salamanca. Includes comprehensive maps, orders of battle, and lists of strengths and casualties.

A History of the Peninsular War

Author : Charles Oman (Sir)
Publisher : Unknown
Page : 128 pages
File Size : 50,6 Mb
Release : 1902
Category : Electronic
ISBN : OCLC:650146684

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A History of the Peninsular War by Charles Oman (Sir) Pdf

A History of the Peninsular War Vol.1 (of 7)

Author : Charles Oman
Publisher : AT THE CLARENDON PRESS
Page : 460 pages
File Size : 48,5 Mb
Release : 2024-05-19
Category : Electronic
ISBN : 8210379456XXX

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A History of the Peninsular War Vol.1 (of 7) by Charles Oman Pdf

It is many years since an attempt has been made in England to deal with the general history of the Peninsular War. Several interesting and valuable diaries or memoirs of officers who took part in the great struggle have been published of late, but no writer of the present generation has dared to grapple with the details of the whole of the seven years of campaigning that lie between the Dos Mayo and Toulouse. Napier’s splendid work has held the field for sixty years. Meanwhile an enormous bulk of valuable material has been accumulating in English, French, and Spanish, which has practically remained unutilized. Papers, public and private, are accessible whose existence was not suspected in the ’thirties; an infinite number of autobiographies and reminiscences which have seen the light after fifty or sixty years of repose in some forgotten drawer, have served to fill up many gaps in our knowledge. At least one formal history of the first importance, that of General Arteche y Moro, has been published. I fancy that its eleven volumes are practically unknown in England, yet it is almost as valuable as Toreño’s Guerra de la Independencia in enabling us to understand the purely Spanish side of the war. I trust therefore that it will not be considered presumptuous for one who has been working for some ten or fifteen years at the original sources to endeavour to summarize in print the results of his investigations; for I believe that even the reader who has already devoted a good deal of attention to the Peninsular War will find a considerable amount of new matter in these pages. My resolve to take in hand a general history of the struggle was largely influenced by the passing into the hands of All Souls College of the papers of one of its most distinguished fellows, the diplomatist Sir Charles Vaughan. Not only had Vaughan unique opportunities for observing the early years of the Peninsular War, but he turned them to the best account, and placed all his observations on record. I suppose that there was seldom a man who had a greater love for collecting and filing information. His papers contain not only his own diaries and correspondence, but an infinite number of notes made for him by Spanish friends on points which he desired to master, and a vast bulk of pamphlets, proclamations, newspapers, and tables of statistics, carefully bound together in bundles, which (as far as I can see) have not been opened between the day of his death and that on which they passed, by a legacy from his last surviving relative, into the possession of his old college. Vaughan landed at Corunna in September, 1808, in company with Charles Stuart, the first English emissary to the Central Junta. He rode with Stuart to Madrid and Aranjuez, noting everything that he saw, from Roman inscriptions to the views of local Alcaldes and priests on the politics of the day. He contrived to interview many persons of importance—for example, he heard from Cuesta’s own lips of his treasonable plot to overthrow the Junta, and he secured a long conversation with Castaños as to the Capitulation of Baylen, from which I have extracted some wholly new facts as to that event. He then went to Aragon, where he stayed three weeks in the company of the Captain-General Joseph Palafox. Not only did he cross-question Palafox as to all the details of his famous defence of Saragossa, but he induced San Genis (the colonel who conducted the engineering side of the operations) to write him a memorandum, twelve pages long, as to the character and system of his work. Vaughan accompanied Palafox to the front in November, but left the Army of Aragon a day before the battle of Tudela. Hearing of the disaster from the fugitives of Castaños’s army, he resolved to take the news to Madrid. To be continue in this ebook...

Uniforms of the Peninsular War in Colour, 1807-1814

Author : Philip J. Haythornthwaite
Publisher : Blandford
Page : 196 pages
File Size : 47,7 Mb
Release : 1978
Category : History
ISBN : UOM:39015040126271

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Uniforms of the Peninsular War in Colour, 1807-1814 by Philip J. Haythornthwaite Pdf