Wellington's Soldiers: The Exploits Of The Officers And Men In The Battles Of The Peninsular War 1809-1814.pdf
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Publisher: LEONAUR (16 April 2012)
By: Edward Fraser (Author)
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The author of this book, Edward Fraser, specialised in histories concerning the soldiers and sailors of the Napoleonic Age. Originally titled, in the style of its day, Soldiers Whom Wellington Led, this volume contains almost twenty vignettes-some describing personalities and events that may not be familiar to modern readers-about the soldiers of all ranks who were Wellington's 'old peninsular army which could go anywhere and do anything.' Included are 'The Charge of the Light Dragoons at Talavera' and 'The Men Who Took the Eagle at Barrosa' and other accounts of the battlefield and campaign, together with essays on some notable figures who served under Wellington's command including his chief scout Colquhoun Grant, Colonel John Waters another remarkable gatherer of intelligence and the exploits of Ensign Dyas. Leonaur also publish Fraser's excellent history on the fortunes of Napoleon's famous eagle standards, The War Drama of the Eagles, a companion book to this present volume Nelson's Sailors and an unusual account of the Battle of Trafalgar from the perspective of the French and Spanish naval forces The Enemy at Trafalgar. All are excellent 'readers' for students of the Napoleonic Wars.
Leonaur editions are newly typeset and are not facsimiles: each title is available in softcover and hardback with dustjacket: our hardbacks are cloth bound and feature gold foil lettering on their spines and fabric head and tail bands.
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