The Diary of a Cavalry Officer: In the Peninsular and Waterloo Campaigns, 1809-1815 (the Spellmount Library of Military History)
Staplehurst, Kent, Spellmount. 1999, FIRST THUS, FIRST PRINTING. (ISBN: 1862270554). Black Cloth, Sewn Binding, 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Book, Since its publication in 1894, Tomkinson's unique view of the Peninsular War has influenced every serious account of the conflict. A serious soldier and gifted writer, he records every detail of the campaigns and difficulties of camp life, including Lord Wellington's working day from six a.m. until midnight and his infamous mood swings. He pulls no punches about the atrocities committed by all sides, or in his vivid descriptions of the wounded left on the fields of Waterloo. The Marquess of Anglesey, author of the Introduction, is world-renowned for his eight-volume History of the British Cavalry, the classic work on the subject. He is Vice President of the Society of Army Historical Research and President of the Victorian Military Society. No marks, very light shelf wear to DJ. 358pp. Ships in sturdy cardboard for ultimate protection, no bubble mailers!. Near Fine/Very Good Plus.
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