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Military Book Review Wellington's Peninsular War Generals and Their Battles: A Biographical and Historical Dictionary

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This section starts with the early campaigns in the Low Countries in 1793-96, but then expands out to include campaigns in Egypt, South America, Denmark and the Baltic as well as the more familiar battles of the Peninsular War. There is little to quibble about the men chosen for the book, although I do query the choice of Andrew Barnard, only ever a substantive lieutenant colonel and brevet colonel during the war, over say the likes of Major Generals Henry Fane or William Lumley. Chapters The Biographies 41 sub-chapters The Battles 35 sub-chapters Army Seniority List Author: T. There is a section summarizing the major engagements that this 'band of brothers' took part in. By the close Wellington and his Army had convincingly defeated the French and taken the war across the Pyrenees into France itself. By the close Wellington and his Army had convincingly defeated the French and taken the war across the Pyrenees into France itself.

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Wellington's Peninsular War Generals and Their Battles by T. A. Heathcote

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Wellington's Peninsular War Generals and Their Battles is an informative and entertaining read, and will be of interest to students of the British Army in the Napoleonic Wars. Also it must be pointed out that although a list of illustrations appears on page xii, no such illustrations are included in the book, having been left out at printing. There is a section summarising the major engagements that this band of brothers took part in. The result is a highly entertaining, informative and authoritative book. The result is a highly entertaining, informative and authoritative book.

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Wellington's Peninsular War Generals and Their Battles : T. A. Heathcote : 9781848840614

wellington s peninsular war generals and their battles heathcote t a

One aspect I found interesting was how many of the men lost their wives while they were serving in the field, only for them to marry again and have another fairly large family. At the outset in 1808 Napoleon and his Marshals appeared unstoppable. He and his Generals had waged a hugely successful campaign both by conventional means and guerrilla warfare. Each month we count on your subscriptions or contributions. Most of most of the more than 40 men covered in this volume have never had a biography, and virtually all are today largely forgotten, in part because Wellington only rarely offered praise to anyone, and in part because even in the English-speaking world more attention has been paid to the French that the British generals. Naturally, the individual profiles are short, some on more than one page, and the longest only four.

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Wellington's Peninsular War Generals and Their Battles: A Biographical and Historical Dictionary Book Reviews

wellington s peninsular war generals and their battles heathcote t a

While it contains forty one biographies from Major General Sir Charles Alten to General Sir George Townsend Walker, it also includes the battles at which these men fought, from the Low Countries 1793-95 through to Waterloo in 1815. The result is a highly entertaining, informative and authoritative book. Not a book to read cover to cover and not one that gives a great detail of detail to individual battles or even particular generals but I have found it useful have beside me while reading other books on the Peninsular Wars just to look up people and places that may only be briefly mentioned. A brief introduction explains promotion and purchase, nearly 130 pages cover 41 generals. He lives at Camberley, Surrey. This book is designed to be used as a reference work, to be dipped in at need, rather than as a text to be read from end-to-end.

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Wellingtons Peninsular War Generals & Their Battle

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Many had experience of battle prior to the Peninsular and went on to greater heights thereafter. At the Outset in 1808 Napoleon and his Marshals appeared unstoppable. Heathcote Despite his own less than complementary comments on their abilities, the Duke of Wellington actually was supported by a very capable band of generals during his long campaigns in Spain and Portugal. May be very minimal identifying marks on the inside cover. The book is arranged in alphabetical order and each thoroughly researched entry places its subject's life in his historical and political context. Most of most of the more than 40 men covered in this volume have never had a biography, and virtually all are today largely forgotten, in part because Wellington only rarely offered praise to anyone, and in part because even in the English-speaking world more attention has been paid to the French that the British generals.

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Napoleon Series Reviews: Wellington’s Peninsular War Generals & Their Battles, a Biographical and Historical Dictionary

wellington s peninsular war generals and their battles heathcote t a

He and his Generals had waged a hugely successful campaign both by conventional means and guerrilla Wellington's achievements in the Peninsular War cannot be overestimated. Many had experience of battle prior to the Peninsular and went onto greater heights thereafter. Wellington's Peninsular War Generals are widely regarded as being better subordinates than independent commanders, a perception that owes much to Wellington himself. Some were only prevented from higher command due to wounds received in battle making them unavailable for such appointments. There is a section summarising the major engagements that this 'band of brothers' took part in.

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Napoleon Series Reviews: Wellington’s Peninsular War Generals & Their Battles, a Biographical and Historical Dictionary

wellington s peninsular war generals and their battles heathcote t a

The book is arranged in alphabetical order and each thoroughly researched entry places its subjects life in his historical and political context. He and his Generals had waged a hugely successful campaign both by conventional means and guerrilla warfare. No obvious damage to the cover, with the dust jacket if applicable included for hard covers. As a result the biographies are largely independent of each other, with a certain amount of unavoidable repetition. Having said that, one of the key impressions one gets from this book is that Wellington's generals often had very varied careers, serving in far flung theatres of war, from the West Indies to India. This book contains the pithy biographies of some forty senior officers who served Wellington, in the majority of cases, so ably during this six year war. This is a useful reference work, bringing together an interesting selection of biographies that allow the reader to gain a better understanding of the types of men who served under Wellington and their wide range of experiences.

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Wellington's Peninsular War Generals And Their Battles: A Biographical And Historical Dictionary by T.A. Heathcote

wellington s peninsular war generals and their battles heathcote t a

The result is a highly entertaining, informative and authoritative book. He and his Generals had waged a hugely successful campaign both by conventional means and guerrilla warfare. The other general that I like is Rowland Hill, one of Wellington's most dependable commanders. At the outset in 1808 Napoleon and his Marshals appeared unstoppable. He and his Generals had waged a hugely successful campaign both by conventional means and guerrilla warfare.

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Wellington's Peninsular War generals and their battles : a biographical and historical dictionary (eBook, 2010) [efhighschoolyear.ie]

wellington s peninsular war generals and their battles heathcote t a

The E-mail message field is required. He lives at Camberley, Surrey. After a short biography of each man, there are descriptions of the main battles fought in the Peninsula, nothing too detailed but a good overview. Key Features Author s T. Thus, the book helps shed some light on how Wellington's army operated in the field Heathcote has produced a book that is of value book for those studying the Peninsular War, the French Wars, and the British Army of the times. This section starts with the early campaigns in the Low Countries in 1793-96, but then expands out to include campaigns in Egypt, South America, Denmark and the Baltic as well as the more familiar battles of the Peninsular War. This is best illustrated by the thirty-five articles on those battles and campaigns that involved at least five of the men covered.

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Wellington's Peninsular War Generals and Their Battles, A Biographical and Historical Dictionary by T. A. Heathcote

wellington s peninsular war generals and their battles heathcote t a

I enjoyed reading about these men, some who were better than others at their jobs. One that wasn't known to me was Sir James McGrigor, a doctor who definitely was a man to admire, and who worked to lessen the death toll of his men. This book is designed to be used as a reference work, to be dipped in at need, rather than as a text to be read from end-to-end. The Napoleon Series - September 2013 - reviewed by Anthony Gray The book fills a vacuum in Napoleonic historiography, giving the reader a greater understanding of how dependant the best if generals is upon the quality of his staff and his field officers Thomas Zacharis, The Napoleonic Historical Society Newsletter, Sept-Oct 2011 This book will appeal to the Napoleonic enthusiast for its detail of each general's life and has enough human interest to engage the general reader. Very good: A book that does not look new and has been read but is in excellent condition. Soldier magazine This book covers the lives of forty one of the best known divisional commanders, principal staff officers and heads of supporting arms and services in Wellington's Anglo-Portuguese army. The book is not comprehensive as it only provides information on 41 of the over 100 generals and department heads who served under Wellington in 1808-1814.

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