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Conquer or Die!: Wellington's Veterans and the Liberation of the New World (General Military)

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In 1815, just after the battle of Waterloo, over 6,000 British volunteers sailed across the Atlantic to aid Simon Bolivar in his liberation of Gran Columbia from her Spanish oppressors. The expeditions were plagued with disaster from the start, when one ship sank shortly after leaving Portsmouth with the loss of almost 200 lives. Those who reached the New World faced disease, wild animals, mutiny and desertion. Conditions on campaign were appalling, massacres were commonplace, rations crude, pay infrequent and supplies insufficient. Nevertheless, those who endured made key contributions to Bolivar's success.

This book tells the fast-paced and entertaining story of the British volunteers from the raising of the regiments in Britain to the perils of campaigning to their defiant stand at the battle of Carabobo. Drawing on the volunteers' memoirs, letters and journals, supported by unpublished documents and newspaper reports, Conquer or Die! is the result of research across two continents. It is the first narrative on the subject for over eighty years.

About the Author

Ben Hughes is an ESOL and EFL Lecturer. After graduating from Leeds University in 1997, he spent several years teaching and traveling throughout South America. His passion for the continent and a lifelong interest in the Napoleonic era led him to this project. He now lives in North London with his Colombian wife.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781849081832
Author:
Hughes, Ben
Publisher:
Osprey Publishing (UK)
Subject:
Military - General
Subject:
South America - History, Military -
Subject:
South America History.
Subject:
Military - Other
Subject:
Latin America - South America
Subject:
Europe - Great Britain - General
Subject:
Military-General History
Series:
General Military
Series Volume:
British Volunteers i
Publication Date:
20100831
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
15 MONO; 20 COL
Pages:
392
Dimensions:
9.5 x 6.4 x 1.41 in 1.65 lb

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History and Social Science » Europe » Great Britain » General History
History and Social Science » Military » General History
History and Social Science » Military » Miscellaneous Wars
History and Social Science » World History » 1650 to Present
History and Social Science » World History » England » General
History and Social Science » World History » South America

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