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Wellington in India

Wellington in India
Autor: Jac Weller
Data publikacji: 2013-04
ISBN: 9781848327009
Wydawca: PEN & SWORD
Język: angielski
Wymiary: 23.4 x 15.8 x 2.8
Oprawa: miękka
Liczba stron: 352
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Opis produktu:

The third of Jac Weller's trilogy concerns the period before the future Duke of Wellington faced Napoleon's armies, but during which he earned his spurs as a military commander. It was in India that he gained his experience of strategy and tactics, which he would put to masterly effect against his most formidable opponent in years to come.

Jac Weller gives a complete account of Wellington's career in India, the battles and sieges he undertook and the lessons he learned that prepared him for the campaigns he would later undertake against the best European armies. He explores in his vigorous, clear and readable style the first major steps in Wellesley's career, steps that provided him with the experience to deal so expertly with the problems facing him when the future of Britain and the whole of Europe lay in his hands. His triumphs in India set Wellesley on the road that would eventually lead to Napoleon's defeat at Waterloo.

Jac Weller's "Wellington in India" is a highly readable study of Arthur Wellesley's formative military experiences in India, and one of remarkably few books devoted to the topic. The book in battlefield level detail sketches the future Duke's 1797-1805 campaigning against a variety of native opponents. The battlefield narratives are closely informed by Weller's understanding the terrain, based on having walked all the principal battlefields. In addition, Weller lays out the complex political environment in which the young Wellesley operated. What emerges from this portrait is a young, ambitious, and professional officer who operates with increasing confidence and success in a challenging battlefield and political environment. From his experiences in India comes the future Duke's understanding of the importance of logistics, intelligence, planning, and the careful deployment of well-trained troops on the battlefield. Wellesley's long apprenticeship in India and later in the Peninsular War of 1808-1814 made him a master of battlefield tactics and operational-level planning, skills that would serve him well in the decisive battle of Waterloo in 1815 against Napoleon. This book is highly recommended to the serious student of Wellington's military career and of the Napoleonic era.

About the Author

JAC WELLER was a distinguished military historian, and an expert on weaponry. Wellington in India is part of his famous trilogy on the Duke, together with Wellington at Waterloo and Wellington in the Peninsula.



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