History Of The Peninsular War

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A History Of The Peninsular War The Biographical Dictionary Of British Officers Killed And Wounded 1808 1814

Author: Sir Charles William Chadwick Oman
Editor: Greenhill Pr
ISBN: 9781853673153
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Sir Charles Oman's monumental study is unquestionably the most complete and readable account of the Peninsular War ever written; it is also breathtaking in its scope and detail. The seven volumes chart the course of the war, from its opening shots In 1807, to the final expulsion of the French from Spain and invasion of France in 1814.

History Of The Peninsular War

Author: Robert Southey
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The Spanish Ulcer

Author: David Gates
Editor: Vintage
ISBN: 9780712697309
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By July 1807, following his spectacular victories over Austria, Prussia and Russia, Napoleon dominated most of Europe. The only significant gap in his continental system was the Iberian Peninsula. He therefore begun a series of diplomatic and military moves aimed at forcing Spain and Portugal to toe the line, leading to a popular uprising against the French and the outbreak of war in May 1808. Napoleon considered the war in the Peninsula, which he ruefully called 'The Spanish Ulcer', so insignificant that he rarely bothered to bring to it his military genius, relying on his marshals instead, and simultaneously launching his disastrous Russian campaign of 1812. Yet the war was to end with total defeat for the French. In late 1813 Wellington's army crossed the Pyrenees into the mainland of France. This is the first major military history of the war for half a century. Combining scholarship with a vivid narrative, it reveals a war of unexpected savagery, of carnage at times so great as to be comparable to the First World War. But it was also a guerilla war, fought on beautiful but difficult terrain, where problems of supply loomed large. The British Navy, dominant at sea after Trafalgar, was able to provide crucial support to the hard-pressed, ill-equipped and often outnumbered forces fighting the French. Dr Gates' history can claim to be the first to provide a serious assessment of the opposing generals and their troops, as well as analysing in detail the social and political background. The Peninsular war is particularly rich in varied and remarkable campaigns, and his book will fascinate all those who enjoy reading military history.

History Of The War In The Peninsula

Author: Sir William Francis Patrick Napier
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Studies In The Napoleonic Wars

Author: Sir Charles William Chadwick Oman KBE
Editor: Pickle Partners Publishing
ISBN: 1786251094
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“These fascinating and valuable studies supplement Sir Charles Oman’s major works about the Napoleonic Wars —Wellington’s Army and the majestic seven-volume History of the Peninsular War. The subjects of study range widely and interestingly. They include a discussion of the views of historians from the time of Herodotus to the nineteenth century, and an account of the Secret Service which, as the author says in his Preface, illustrates “the underworld of political and military intrigue which escapes notice in general histories”. Here, too, are Oman’s seminal reflections on “Column and Line in the Peninsula”. Along with his study of the Battle of Maida, also included in the book, this was the result of his investigation of British tactics before the Peninsular War, upon which he based his comprehension of Wellington’s method of warfare. The discussion of Napoleon’s use of cavalry draws from the whole period of the campaigns of 1800 to 1815, arising from the author’s endeavours to discover the principles according to which Napoleon’s generals handled cavalry during the Spanish War. The reappearance of these absorbing studies by one of the great masters of British military history will be warmly welcomed by specialist historians and general readers alike.”-Print ed.

A History Of The Peninsula War

Author: Charles William Chadwick Oman
Editor: BoD – Books on Demand
ISBN: 3732690040
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Reproduction of the original: A History of the Peninsula War by Charles William Chadwick Oman

The Peninsular War

Author: Charles Esdaile
Editor: Praeger/Greenwood
ISBN: 9781403962317
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A reexamination of Napoleon's campaign across the Iberian peninsula documents the political and social turbulence of the early nineteenth century, noting the peninsula's six-year victimization and mass deaths at the hands of European troops, citing the conflict's long-term effects, and linking events of the period to the Spanish Civil War. 25,000 first printing.