A History of the British Army Volume 2 - Primary Source Edition

A History of the British Army Volume 2 - Primary Source Edition

Author: J. W. Fortescue

Publisher: Nabu Press

ISBN: 1289822379

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Page: 394

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A History of the British Army, Volume 4, Part 2 - Primary Source Edition

A History of the British Army, Volume 4, Part 2 - Primary Source Edition

Author: Sir John William Fortescue

Publisher: Nabu Press

ISBN: 1294722093

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Page: 396

View: 845

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A History of the British Army, Volume 4, Part 1 - Primary Source Edition

A History of the British Army, Volume 4, Part 1 - Primary Source Edition

Author: Sir John William Fortescue

Publisher: Nabu Press

ISBN: 1295089416

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Page: 656

View: 344

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Wellington Against Soult

Wellington Against Soult

Author: David Buttery

Publisher: Pen and Sword

ISBN: 9781473875159

Category: History

Page: 256

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At the heart of David Butterys third book on the Peninsular War lies the comparison between two great commanders of enormous experience and reputation Arthur Wellesley, later Duke of Wellington, and Jean de Dieu Soult. In Soult, Wellesley met one of his most formidable opponents and they confronted each other during one of the most remarkable, and neglected, of the Peninsular campaigns. Soults invasion of Portugal is rarely studied in great depth and, likewise, the offensive Wellesley launched, which defeated and expelled the French, has also received scant coverage. As well as giving a fresh insight into the contrasting characters of the two generals, the narrative offers a gripping and detailed, reconstruction of the organization and experience of a military campaign 200 years ago.

The British Army and the Peninsular War

The British Army and the Peninsular War

Author: J. W. Fortescue

Publisher: Leonaur Limited

ISBN: 178282569X

Category: History

Page: 276

View: 921

Volume 2 of the 6 volume history of the Peninsular War Fortescue is rightly renowned for his multi-volume magnum opus, 'The History of the British Army', which, since it was written in the early decades of the twentieth century, feature the struggles with Napoleonic France, as a substantial part of the whole. These campaigns took place across the world but, for the British, most notably in Spain, Portugal and the South of France following the French invasion of Iberia. The numerous disconnected sections, within Fortescue's larger work, concerning the Peninsular War, have been extracted for the first time and carefully edited to create this six volume history. There can be no doubt that in Fortescue the British Army found one of its finest historians. His scholarship is superb, but is balanced by outstanding and fearless academic analysis. What makes this history incomparable and essential is that Fortescue was a contemporary of the other great British military historian of the modern age, Charles Oman, who wrote his own history of the Peninsular War. Fortescue conferred and collaborated with Oman to produce this work and within these pages the reader will discover both confirmations and qualified corrections to some of Oman's assertions on points of detail. Fortescue was extraordinarily thorough in his use of primary source material (which is annotated) and he additionally walked the ground of the campaign himself. The magnitude of the joint scholarship which brought this history into being cannot be overstated. This analysis of the Peninsular War differs significantly from Fortescue's other writings on the British Army, in that in embraces the activities of the French and the Spanish in some depth, thus creating a total view. This is a serious, academic, and thoroughly readable, history and no library of the subject can be truly said to be complete without it. The text has been complemented in this Leonaur edition by battlefield maps not present in the original publication. 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.

Western Civilization: A Brief History, Volume II: Since 1500

Western Civilization: A Brief History, Volume II: Since 1500

Author: Jackson J. Spielvogel

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 9781305888432

Category: History

Page: 560

View: 925

This brief, best-selling Western Civilization text has helped thousands of students learn about the world they live in by exploring the story of its past. Jackson Spielvogel’s engaging chronological narrative and extensive inclusion of primary source documents weave the political, economic, social, religious, intellectual, cultural, and military aspects of history into a gripping story that is as memorable as it is instructive. This edition includes new historiographical sections along with updated scholarship and new images. The textbook is available in the following split options: WESTERN CIVILIZATION: A BRIEF HISTORY, 9th EDITION COMPLETE, VOLUME I: TO 1715, and VOLUME II: SINCE 1500. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

In the Words of Wellington's Fighting Cocks

In the Words of Wellington's Fighting Cocks

Author: Moisés Gaudêncio

Publisher: Pen and Sword Military

ISBN: 9781526761712

Category: History

Page: 352

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The literature of the Peninsular War is rich with vivid source material – letters, diaries, memoirs, and dispatches – but most of it was written by British soldiers or by the French and their allies. As a result the history and experience of the Portuguese forces – which by 1812 composed close to half of Wellington’s Army – have been seriously under-represented. That is why this pioneering book, which publishes for the first time in English the after-action reports written by the commanders of Portuguese battalions, regiments and brigades, is so important. For these detailed, graphic firsthand accounts give us a fascinating insight into the vital contribution the Portuguese made to the allied army and shed new light on the struggle against the French in the Iberian Peninsula. The authors provide an introduction tracing the history of the Portuguese Army prior to the Salamanca campaign of 1812, while tracking its organizational changes and assignment of commanders from 1808 to 1814. They include detailed notes on the after-action reports which set them in the context of each stage of the conflict.

Reader's Guide to Military History

Reader's Guide to Military History

Author: Charles Messenger

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781135959708

Category: History

Page: 986

View: 292

This book contains some 600 entries on a range of topics from ancient Chinese warfare to late 20th-century intervention operations. Designed for a wide variety of users, it encompasses general reviews of aspects of military organization and science, as well as specific wars and conflicts. The book examines naval and air warfare, as well as significant individuals, including commanders, theorists, and war leaders. Each entry includes a listing of additional publications on the topic, accompanied by an article discussing these publications with reference to their particular emphases, strengths, and limitations.

Imagining Nuclear War in the British Army, 1945-1989

Imagining Nuclear War in the British Army, 1945-1989

Author: Simon J. Moody

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780192586346

Category: History

Page: 240

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The primary mission assigned to the British Army from the 1950s until the end of the Cold War was deterring Soviet aggression in Europe by demonstrating the will and capability to fight with nuclear weapons in defence of NATO territory. This 'surreal' mission was unlike any other in history, and raised a number of conceptual and practical difficulties. This comprehensive study observes how the British Army imagined nuclear war, and how it planned to fight it. Using new archival sources, Simon J. Moody analyses British thinking about tactical nuclear weapons, the role of the Army within NATO strategy, the development of theories of tactical nuclear warfare, how nuclear war was taught at the Staff College, the role of operational research, and the evolution of the Army's nuclear war-fighting doctrine. He argues that the British Army possessed the intellectual capacity for organisational adaptation, but that it displayed a cognitive dissonance about some of the more uncomfortable realities of nuclear war.

Napoleon and the Struggle for Germany: Volume 2, The Defeat of Napoleon

Napoleon and the Struggle for Germany: Volume 2, The Defeat of Napoleon

Author: Michael V. Leggiere

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781316393093

Category: History

Page:

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The first comprehensive history of the decisive Fall Campaign of 1813, which determined control of Central Europe following Napoleon's catastrophic defeat in Russia the previous year. Using German, French, British, Russian, Austrian and Swedish sources, Michael V. Leggiere provides a panoramic history which covers the full sweep of the struggle in Germany. He shows how Prussia, the weakest of the Great Powers, led the struggle against Napoleon and his empire. By reconstructing the principal campaigns and operations in Germany, the book reveals how the defeat of Napoleon in Germany was made possible by Prussian victories. In particular, it features detailed analysis of the strategy, military operations, and battles in Germany that culminated with the epic four-day Battle of Nations at Leipzig and Napoleon's retreat to France. This study not only highlights the breakdown of Napoleon's strategy in 1813, but constitutes a fascinating study in coalition warfare, international relations, and civil-military relations.

Western Civilization, A Brief History

Western Civilization, A Brief History

Author: Marvin Perry

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 9781305537767

Category: History

Page: 416

View: 948

WESTERN CIVILIZATION: A BRIEF HISTORY, Eleventh Edition, maintains a firm grounding in political history, while covering intellectual history (particularly the significance of ideas and contributions) to a greater and deeper extent than any other text for the course. Author Marvin Perry's accessible writing style and flexible approach make this abridged version of WESTERN CIVILIZATION: IDEAS, POLITICS, AND SOCIETY an appealing survey text. Updated with more recent scholarship, the Eleventh Edition retains many popular features, including comparative timelines, full-color art essays, and primary source boxes in each chapter. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.