A History of the Peninsular War: December 1810-December 1811 Massena's Retreat,Fuentes De Onoro,Albuera,Tarragona v. 4

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The 1807-1814 war in the Iberian Peninsula was one of the most significant and influential campaigns of the Napoleonic Wars. Arising from Napoleon's strategic necessity to impose his rule over Portugal andSpain, it evolved into a constant drain on his resources. Sir Charles Oman's seven volume history of the campaign is an unrivalled and essential work. His extensive use and analysis of French, Spanish, Portuguese and British participants' accounts and archival material, together with his own inspection of the battlefields, provides a comprehensive and balanced account of this most important episode in Napoleonic military history. Volume IV covers the period during which Portugal was finally secured from the danger of French conquest. French successes in Spain continued, but the army under Massena was forced finally to retreat from Portugal. The Allied offensive began to gather momentum,' although their attempt to recapture Badajoz was unsuccessful. Beresford's compaign on the southern frontier of Portugal included one of the hardest-fought actions of the era, the Battle of Albuera, and Graham's victory at Barrosa aided the long-running defence of Cadiz against the French siege. Wellington saw victory at Fuentes de Onoro, and smaller scale successes for the British Army also occurred at E1 Bodon, Sabugal and Arroyo dos Molinos.

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Sir Charles Oman was one of Britain's greatest and most celebrated historians. His other books published by Greenhill are A History of the Art of War in the Middle Ages and A History of the Art of War in the Sixteenth Century.

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