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From Corunna to Waterloo: The Letters and Journals of Two Napoleonic Hussars, 1801-1816

From Corunna to Waterloo: The Letters and Journals of Two Napoleonic Hussars, 1801-1816
Autor: Gareth Glover
Data publikacji: 2015-05
ISBN: 9781848328440
Wydawca: PEN & SWORD
Język: angielski
Wymiary: 15 x 2.2 x 21
Oprawa: twarda
Liczba stron: 304
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This is the story of two young Welsh cavalry officers who served for much of the Napoleonic Wars with the 15th (King s) Hussars. Major Edwin Griffith and his nephew, Captain Frederick Philips ( Rico to his family), wrote home regularly, and they were not afraid to voice their true feelings about their situation or colleagues and superiors in their private correspondence. Their service at home varied from the policing of Luddite riots to escorting treasure convoys, customs patrols and arresting senior opposition figures for the government. They also served during many of the wars with Napoleon, from the memorable victory at Sahagun, to the dreadful retreat through the icy winds and snow of their own Dunkirk, at Corunna, where they safely boarded the awaiting fleet. They returned to Wellington's army in Portugal in 1813 and fully participated in his great advance through Spain and into France itself, seeing combat at the battles of Vittoria, Roncesvalles and Toulouse.

This is a thoroughly researched and engaging history of the 15th Hussars throughout the wars, crammed full of interesting asides regarding the life and loves of a cavalryman in the Napoleonic age. As you read this book, you will learn to care passionately for these gregarious young men, partake in their exertions, share their joy, but also feel their pain when one of them fails to come safely through the final great

 

 

About the Author

GARETH GLOVER is an ex Royal Navy Officer who has studied the Napoleonic wars for over thirty years and over the last decade has published over forty books of previously unpublished archival material from the period. He is the acknowledged foremost authority on the British Archives related to the Napoleonic Wars and has made a huge number of discoveries which have radically altered our understanding of the Waterloo campaign.

 



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