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At the beginning of the Napoleonic period, the British Army's record left something to be desired. During the Peninsular War (1808-1814), however, Wellington led and trained an army that never knew a major defeat on the field. Even Wellington himself described his army as "able to go anywhere or do anything." This book examines the formidable British Army which played an integral part in stalling Napoleon's advance, focusing on the staff, infantry, cavalry, artillery and sieges and sappers. Numerous illustrations, including eight color plates, vividly depict the weaponry and uniforms of Wellington's Peninsular Army.

About the Author

Lieutenant-Colonel James Lawford was comissioned into the Indian Army in 1937 and the following year joined the 1st Battalion, the 16th Punjab Regiment. He served with this regiment until the disbandment of the old Indian Army in 1947, and then transferred to the Royal Artillery until his retirement in 1961. Colonel Lawford then went on to become a Senior Lecturer at the Royal Military Academy, Sandhurst. Among his published works, he has edited a history of the 16th Punjab Regiment and co-edited The History of the British Army.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780850451450
Author:
Lawford, James
Publisher:
Osprey Publishing (UK)
Author:
Lawford, James Philip
Author:
Roffe, Michael
Location:
Reading :
Subject:
Peninsular War, 1807-1814
Subject:
Military - General
Subject:
World History-1650 to Present
Subject:
military history;napoleonic;osprey
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Men-at-Arms
Series Volume:
35
Publication Date:
19730631
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
58
Pages:
48
Dimensions:
9.7 x 7.2 x .2 in .375 lb

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