Battling Napoleon in Iberia 1808-1814, Wellington’s History of the Peninsular War

Based on four lengthy memoranda by Wellington, summarizing the conduct of the War, 1808, 1809,1810, and 1811. This is the closest Wellington came to writing his memoires of the Peninsular War – Highly Recommended

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NAME: Battling Napoleon in Iberia 1808-1814, Wellington's History of the 
Peninsular War
FILE: R2978
AUTHOR: Stuart Reid
PUBLISHER: Pen and Sword, frontline
BINDING: hard back
PAGES: 301
PRICE: £25.00
GENRE: Non Fiction
SUBJECT: Napoleonic Wars, Peninsular War, Iberia, Portugal, Spain, Wellesley, 
Wellington, British Army, Foot, Cavalry, Artillery, Rocket troops, sharp shooters, 
Rifles, chosen men

ISBN: 1-52673-763-9

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DESCRIPTION: Based on four lengthy memoranda by Wellington, summarizing the 
conduct of the War, 1808, 1809,1810, and 1811. This is the closest Wellington came 
to writing his memoires of the Peninsular War –   Highly Recommended

Wellington disliked the idea of attempting to write a history of the Peninsular War. 
He felt that each person would have a different recollection of events and no one 
would have a fully accurate recollection of the events that collectively accounted for 
the results of the conflict. In writing four lengthy memoranda, Wellington set out the 
events with an unprecedented appreciation of the fight. He set out his appreciation in 
relation also to the French and Spanish forces he was fighting and of the Anglo-
Portuguese forces under his command.

Stuart Reid has brought together this material with reports and key despatches from 
the other years of the campaign. This is a unique view of Britain's most significant 
land forces campaigns that culminated with the crossing of the Iberian frontier into 
France. This work is supported by maps and a colour photo-plate section to produce 
a nicely flowing account that is further supported by Appendices that provide 
important information.

This work will be highly valued by historians and enthusiasts but it is very readable 
and should interest any who wish to learn more about the way in which Wellington 
employed the troops at his disposal to defeat a numerically superior enemy. He 
demonstrated a firm grasp of the situation and became skilled at dividing the enemy 
so that they were unable to use their numerical advantages,