With Guns to the Peninsula
The Peninsular War Journal of Captain William Webber, Royal ArtillerySeries:
Imprint: Frontline Books
192 Pages, 6 x 9 in, 8 pages of b/w plates
- April 2017
- Out of print. Available in digital formats at the links below.
His journal describes his personal experiences during the advance up to and along the Tagus to Aranjuez, the reversal of fortunes during the autumn of 1812, the difficult retreat into winter quarters in Portugal and finally his brigade’s part in the brilliant campaign of 1813 which saw the French pushed back across the Ebro. Webber gives vivid accounts of engagements with the enemy along the way; notably around Alba de Tormes during the retreat, and on the heights outside Burgos before the crossing of the Ebro.
The late Lieutenant Colonel Laws has set the journal within the context of the Peninsular War, and outlined Webber’s military career, which culminated at Waterloo where he was wounded.