Wellington as Military Commander (Penguin Classic Military History)

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Triumphant over Napoleon at Waterloo, idolized by his men, Wellington was one of the greatest commanders in history. Yet he achieved his victories despite impossible obstacles, not least George III's own army: chaotic, undisciplined and recruited mainly from drunks and idlers (in Wellington's famous words, "the scum of the earth"). But, as Michael Glover shows, Wellington's genius was as the greatest improviser in the history of war, whose campaigns made the best of every situation and left room for no surprise. Known affectionately as "Old Nosey", he had a passionate interest in army life, and, although his famed temper could reduce grown men to tears, his commitment to discipline, improving conditions and reducing casualties inspired undying loyalty. This narrative follows Wellington's career from his early days in India, through to the Peninsular campaigns and the glorious victory at Waterloo. Drawing on lively accounts of privates, sergeants, officers and Wellington himself, with unrivalled descriptions of strategy, weapons and formations, it takes us right into the heart of the battlefield.

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Book Description Penguin Books, London United Kingdom, 2001. Soft Cover. Book Condition: New. No Jacket. Reprint. 276 pages, index, bibliography, notes, b&w photos and maps - Known affectionately as "Old Nosey," Wellington earned the highest reputation as a British military commander. He achieved victories despite impossible obstacles and had the undying loyalty of his men. In Wellington as Military Commander Michael Glover traces Wellington's triumphant career, from his early days in India through the Peninsular campaigns and his glorious defeat of Napoleon at Waterloo. Glover's vivid narrative, with its unrivaled descriptions of the strategies, weapons, and formations of George III's army, draws upon personal accounts of both the men who served under Wellington and the great commander himself. Bookseller Inventory # 330694

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