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Wellington's Engineers: Military Engineering in the Peninsular War 1808-1814

Thompson, Mark S.

Published by Pen and Sword
ISBN 10: 1783463635 / ISBN 13: 9781783463633
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Title: Wellington's Engineers: Military Engineering...

Publisher: Pen and Sword

Binding: Hardcover

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The first book to cover engineering in the British army during the Peninsular War describes the full range of engineering tasks: siege works, bridging, road building, fortifications, surveying and reconnaissance. Num Pages: 256 pages, 60 illustrations. BIC Classification: 1D; 3JH; HBLL; HBWH. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 167 x 242 x 34. Weight in Grams: 636. . 2015. Hardcover. . . . . Books ship from the US and Ireland. Bookseller Inventory # V9781783463633

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Synopsis: The role of the Royal Engineers in the Peninsular War has long been neglected and often misunderstood, and Mark Thompson?s history is the first full account of their work and of the contribution they made throughout the conflict. He draws on his unrivaled collection of the engineers? letters and diaries in order to tell, in vivid detail, the story of the war as they experienced it. His narrative describes their role in all the major operations between 1808 and 1814, and it demonstrates the extraordinary range of tasks they undertook, from surveys and reconnaissance to the building of roads and bridges, siege works and field fortifications. His deeply researched study will be fascinating reading for anyone who is interested in the history of military engineering and a vital text for readers who are keen to broaden their understanding of the Peninsular War.

About the Author: Dr Mark S. Thompson has had a lifelong interest in the British army in the Peninsular War. He has made a special study of the campaigns of Marshal Beresford and the Battle of Albuera, and he has published a number of books on Peninsular subjects. Recently he completed a PhD on the role of the Royal Engineers in the Peninsula. He is a member of the British Commission for Military History, the Friends of the Lines of Torres Vedras and the Friends of the British Military Cemetery at Elvas. He is currently working on the diary of Edmund Mulcaster 1809-10.

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