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|[an error occurred while processing this directive]|Author: HAYTHORNTHWAITE, PHILIP J. Title: The Armies of Wellington.
Description: Arms and Armour, London, 1994.. 318 pp, large 8vo (9 1/2" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 1854091751 B&w illustrations. "(T)he most comprehensive account ever published of the effect of this one man on the British Army during the Napoleonic era. This profusely illustrated study by Philip Haythornthwaite sets out to demonstrate Wellington's flexibility by showing the changes he employed in the various theatres in which he was active. As such, it is not another biography of this most celebrated soldier, but rather an assessment of how he altered the structure and equipment of his troops for each of his campaigns. Every aspect of his armies is explored - from the officers to the common soldiers; from the infantry to the cavalry; from military clergymen to the me dical services; as well as the attitude, morale and experiences of the troops. The author supplements his diligently researched analysis and detailed statistical coverage with contemporary accounts and quotations (many previously unpublished ) t o p r ovide a fresh look at one of the most colourful characters in European miltiary history.." A few very tiny white specks on front board, minor wrinkling at bottom of spine. Dust jacket has been price clipped, has light wrinkling at top o f s pi n e an d flap-folds. Very Good+/Very Good.
Keywords: Duke Wellington, Officers, Infantry, Cavalry, Ordnance, Medical Services, Foreign Corps, Commissariat, Artillery, Badajoz, Light Dragoons, Foot Guards, Fencibles, Militia, Yeomanry, King's German Legion, West India Regiments, Bunker's Hill, Corunna,
Price: US$ 15.00 Seller: Capricorn Books
- Book number: 23456
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