WITH THE GUNS IN THE PENINSULA: The Napoleonic Library


WITH THE GUNS IN THE PENINSULA: The Napoleonic Library

EDIT. BY R. HENRY WOLLOCOMBE    Book Number: 85181    Product format: Hardback

Sub-titled 'The Peninsular War Journal of Captain William Webber, Royal Artillery', here is one of the unparalleled collection of classic works on the Napoleonic Wars. Captain Webber's fascinating memoirs provide a unique first hand account of day-to-day life in Wellington's Army as he recalls the military events as they unfold on the actual day they happened, without being coloured by hindsight. He describes the impressions of the countryside and its people and illuminates the contemporary manners and customs of Spanish and Portuguese society. He had joined Captain Maxwell's 9-pounder Brigade at Zafra in August 1812 and his journal covers up to 16th June 1813 just before the famous Battle of Vitoria. We read of the advance up to and along the Tagus to Aranjuez, the difficult retreat into winter quarters in Portugal, and finally his brigade's part in the brilliant campaign of 1813, which saw the French pushed back across the Ebro. Particularly vivid are his accounts of engagements around Alba de Tormes during the retreat, and on the heights outside Burgos. Introduced and edited, this edition includes copies of contemporary letters and other documents and a preface by Lieutenant Colonel Laws, setting the journal in context. 196 beautifully presented pages with 13 images and maps.
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ISBN 9781473882577
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An interesting insight into 17th cent. Spain and continual marching
from Anonymous on 31/08/2019
The problem with this narrative it that it ends just when I was really getting interested. It cannot be helped though as the written pages were all lost. The descriptions of the hauling of heavy guns back and forward along rough roads is soul destroying. The author has a good eye for the land and peoples as he passes.