Wellington's Other Army

The Portuguese Army in the Peninsular War 1807-1814

Sérgio Veludo Coelho

This publication shows what the Portuguese Army was during the Peninsular War, especially after its reorganization by William Carr Beresford and Miguel Pereira Forjaz, and how it become Wellington's other army, which he trusted to carry out large military operations in the Iberian Peninsula.
Date Published :
December 2022
Publisher :
Helion and Company
Series :
From Reason to Revolution
Illustration :
20pp color plates, 20 b/w ills, 8 maps
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Binding. : Paperback
ISBN : 9781915113955
Pages : 168
Dimensions : 9.75 X 7 inches
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$42.95

Overview
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This book discusses the Portuguese Army during the Peninsular War, especially after its reorganization by William Carr Beresford and Miguel Pereira Forjaz, and how it become Wellington's other army, which he trusted to carry out large military operations in the Iberian Peninsula. This is a topic so little addressed in the context of military history at an international level and so this work examines the rebirth of the Portuguese army after the first French invasion and the accelerated, effective, but also costly reorganisation process that formed part of a joint action between the Portuguese Regency and the British Government. In addition to the material and operational aspects, actions, weapons and uniforms, the book seeks to provide an overview of the daily lives of Portuguese troops, of the difficulties felt by these men in the troubled and traumatic period of the Peninsular War. These events were described in archival documents, namely in the Orders of the Day within the period referred to, as well as in the documentary series of the Military Historical Archive, Torre do Tombo National Archives, Porto District Archive, Braga District Archive and the National Archives, in London, as well as in many English narratives.

About The Author
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Sérgio Veludo Coelho is an Assistant Professor at the School of Education of Polytechnic of Porto , and has a Degree in Historical Sciences from the Portucalense University with the thesis "The fortifications of the Siege of Porto 1832-1833" awarded with Honourable Mention of the Prize of Contemporary History of the University of Minho. Master in Modern History from the Faculty of Arts at the University of Porto with the thesis "Military Costumes of Regeneration, Appearance and Reality 1848-1892". Post-graduate in Military History at the Lusíada University of Lisbon; Ph.D. in History at the Portucalense University Infante D. Henrique, with the thesis "Royal Arsenals of Lisbon and Porto 1800-1814" and National Defence Award 2010 by the Portuguese Committee on Military History and published by Fronteira do Caos Publishing. Researcher of the Centre for Research and Innovation in Education at the Polytechnic of Porto and researcher at the Catholic University of Porto. Founding member of the Portuguese Napoleonic Association; Member of the Historical Recreation Group of the Municipality of Almeida. Author of several books and articles in the scientific areas of Military History, Industrial History and Cultural Heritage. National Defence Auditor.

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