Wellington’s Peninsular War

Julian Paget

 
Date Published :
March 2006
Publisher :
Pen and Sword
Language:
English
Illustration :
illustrated
Format Available    QuantityPrice
Paperback
ISBN : 9781844152902
Pages : 288
Dimensions : 9.25 X 6.25 inches
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$24.99

Overview
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Wellington's Peninsular War provides a concise and comprehensive account for use by both professional and amateur historians and which includes details of the battlefields as they are today and how to find and explore them. The Peninsular War (1808-1841) was part of the twenty year struggle against Napoleon Bonaparte that involved campaigns in Europe, the Middle East, Russia, the West Indies, South America and South Africa and until 1914 was known as 'The Great War'.

The author has presented a balanced picture of the campaign and gives due credit to the Spanish and Portuguese efforts. Arranged in sections, the author starts with a review of the whole war and the background to it and follows with a complete chronological account of the war year by year. Finally a chapter on each of the major battles includes maps and photographs of the battlefields, orders of battle and instructions on how to find the battlefield today and what to see there. The maps show the ground as it was at the time but also include modern features to identify where the fighting took place enabling the reader to stand where Wellington would have stood when surveying the battlefield.

About The Author
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Colonel Sir Julian Paget is an author and historian.

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