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WITH WELLINGTON IN THE PENINSULA
The Adventures of a Highland Soldier 1808-1814
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WITH WELLINGTON IN THE PENINSULA The Adventures of a Highland Soldier 1808-1814
Product Code: 25490

One of the few survivors of the 71st Highland Light Infantry who sailed with Wellington from Ireland to Portugal in 1808, the author of this cynical but good humoured memoir was in the forefront of some of the hardest fought actions of the six year war. Written in 1827, the book is notable for it...

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THE VERY THING
The Memoirs of Drummer Bentinck, 1807-1823
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THE VERY THING The Memoirs of Drummer Bentinck, 1807-1823
Product Code: 25700

Drummer Richard Bentinck of the 23rd of Foot (Royal Welch Fusiliers) was a rarity: he survived many sanguinary experiences and recorded his adventures. His writings provide an evocative portrait of an ordinary soldier s perception of living with one of the most experienced Napoleonic Infantry Bat...

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EXPLOITS OF ENSIGN BAKEWELL
With the Inniskillings in the Peninsula 1810-1, and Paris 1815
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EXPLOITS OF ENSIGN BAKEWELL With the Inniskillings in the Peninsula 1810-1, and Paris 1815
Product Code: 23310

Britain's long struggle against Napoleon's forces in Portugal and Spain in the Peninsula War produced a remarkable crop of authentic and action-packed accounts by ordinary and newly literate serving soldiers. This is one of the best of them, narrating the exploits of Ensign Bakewell of the Innisk...

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WELLINGTON’S ARMY 1809 - 1814
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WELLINGTON’S ARMY 1809 - 1814
Product Code: 25089

Standard work with lengthy bibliography of Peninsula War memoirs.

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FROM CORUNNA TO WATERLOO 
With the Hussars 1808 to 1815
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FROM CORUNNA TO WATERLOO With the Hussars 1808 to 1815
Product Code: 24654

The Hussar Brigade played a fittingly dashing role in the Peninsular War and beyond to Waterloo. Basing his account on letters, diaries and contemporary reports, historian John Mollo offers a full blooded portait of the cavalry's role in the conflict.

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INTO BATTLE WITH NAPOLEON 1812
The Journal of Jakob Walter
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INTO BATTLE WITH NAPOLEON 1812 The Journal of Jakob Walter
Product Code: 24337

Jakob Walter, from Westphalia in western Germany, was conscripted into Napoleon's Grande Armee for the Emperor's campaigns against Austria, Prussia, and finally and disastrously, Russia. Illustrated by the watercolours of Albrecht Adam, a fellow Westphalian, Walter's memoir is an invaluable insig...

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RAGLAN
From The Peninsular To The Crimea
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RAGLAN From The Peninsular To The Crimea
Product Code: 21926

A revisionist military biography of Lord Raglan, one-armed Peninsular War and Waterloo veteran and C-in-C of the British Army in the ill-starred Crimean campaign of the 1850s. John Sweetman argues that Raglan has been unfairly blamed for the failures of an antiquated system, and in fact acquitted...

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MEMOIRS OF SIR LOWRY COLE
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MEMOIRS OF SIR LOWRY COLE
Product Code: 20922

The author of these memoirs was commissioned a cornet in 1787 and served in the East Indies, Ireland and Egypt before taking part in almost all the battles of the Peninsular War as commander of the 4th division. He retired as a full General in 1830.

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RECOLLECTIONS OF RIFLEMAN HARRIS
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RECOLLECTIONS OF RIFLEMAN HARRIS
Product Code: 12839

Justly famous memoir of Sir John Moore's command in the Peninsular War dictated by Rifleman Benjamin Harris a ‘Dorsetshire sheep boy' – this is a worm's eye view of the conflict from the ground up.

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PASSAGE DE LA BERESINA
26-27-28- et 29th Novembre 1812
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PASSAGE DE LA BERESINA 26-27-28- et 29th Novembre 1812
Product Code: 12380

Dramatic and historic eyewitness account in French of the crossing of the Beresina - the culminating action of Napoleon's retreat from Moscow. This facsimile document comes with an English translation of the text.

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