Brand New, Unread Copy in Perfect Condition. A+ Customer Service! Summary: Wellington's celebrated Peninsular Army played a vital role in the defeat of Napoleon's French forces in Portugal & Spain. It is one of the most famous armies in military history. Yet the last large-scale examination of its operation was written by Sir Charles Oman as long ago as 1913. This is a fresh account of its battles and strategies. Buchnummer des Verkäufers
Inhaltsangabe: 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 Wellington¹s command. Yet many aspects of how it achieved its victories have been ignored or taken for granted. 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 Wellington¹s campaigns in their strategic context and explains how he achieved his success.
The organization of Wellington¹s army and the principles underlying the way in which the troops were placed in the line of battle are uncovered in a penetrating new analysis. The subordinates who commanded his brigades and divisions are given the attention they deserve, and there is an authoritative explanation of the importance of army rank and seniority.
Fascinating studies of bridging operations, including the construction of Europe¹s first suspension bridge, and the role of reconnaissance (or "exploring") officers reveal the practical difficulties of campaigning in a country where roads were few, maps inaccurate, and what bridges existed were often of ancient Roman origin. An invaluable appendix lists and organizes by regiment the titles of the many hundreds of first-hand accounts of the war by British soldiers.
This book emphasizes that there was more to Wellington¹s generalship than just commanding on the battlefield. It is an important and original contribution to the history of the Peninsular War, and it builds upon the pioneering work of Sir Charles Oman.
"..well- written book for anyone seeking to understand the role of their soldier ancestor in Wellington's Army".FGS Forum 01/2008
Buchbeschreibung Pen and Sword, U.S.A., 2007. Hard Cover. Buchzustand: As New. Zustand des Schutzumschlags: As New. First Edition. This is a fine, as new, hardcover first edition, first printing copy in a fine, as new, mylar protected DJ, black spine. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 075389
Buchbeschreibung Pen and Sword, 2007. Hardcover. Buchzustand: New. book. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 184415484X
Buchbeschreibung Pen and Sword, 2007. Hardcover. Buchzustand: New. Buchnummer des Verkäufers DADAX184415484X
Buchbeschreibung Pen & Sword, 2007. Hardcover. Buchzustand: Brand New. new title edition. 336 pages. 9.50x6.50x1.00 inches. In Stock. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 184415484X