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  1. Captain_Crusty

    Holistic Command of War (Wellington, Spinola and Petraeus)

    Bottom line up front: there are almost certainly some real academic military gold nuggets in here, but they are difficult to find. Pires is a senior officer in the Portuguese Army and holds a PhD in History, Defence and International Relations. The fact that Petraeus wrote the foreword, and...
  2. MoleBath

    Wellington's Infantry . British Foot Regiments 1800-1815

    Wellington’s army must be the most thoroughly studied of all periods. A panoply of books looking at the capabilities the doctrine , the command decisions, the uniforms and equipment and more first hand accounts than most preceding wars. They range from original document research to coffee table...
  3. Joshua Slocum

    The Great Waterloo Controversy , the story of the 52nd Foot at Historys Greatest Battle

    The story of the 52nd of foot at Waterloo. - By Gareth Glover The Author is an Ex R.N. Officer who has studied the Napoleonic wars for over 40 years Writing any book about Waterloo is always going to place you above the parapet so to speak, So many books have been written on the subject, and...
  4. MoleBath

    Book Review: Wellington's Light Division In The Peninsular War

    The Peninsular campaign has been researched with various degrees of skill and zeal for decades. Looking at any new offering it is an obvious thought; What’s left to write about? The author has assembled a first class set of historical data, photographs of the ground, maps and contemporary...
  5. MoleBath

    Wellington's History Of The Peninsular War

    To a generation coloured by Bernard Cornwall’s eminently readable Sharpe series this is a chance to return to the root sources. Stuart Reid has assembled the Duke of Wellington’s published despatches. They form a contemporary account of the campaign , the key item for the serious historian is...
  6. MoleBath

    A light Infantryman with Wellington: The letters of George Barlow

    Letters from serving Light Division members in the Napoleonic wars turn one’s thoughts to Rifleman Harris and Private Wheeler, two well known books. Gareth Clover has edited the letters of Captain George Barlow to produce a fine addition to this period of history. George Barlow saw service...
  7. Excognito

    Did Wellington adjust fire to avoid hitting French ambulances at Waterloo?

    I was just reading about nursing in WW1 (apparently they did appear in buses back then) and, doing my normal idle curiosity link following, ended up on this page: The Revolutionary Flying Ambulance of Napoleon's Surgeon // ACEP One bit particularly caught my eye: I googled this, but it pulled...
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