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eBook Badajoz 1812 ePub

by Bill Younghusband,Ian Fletcher

  • ISBN: 184176261X
  • Category: Military
  • Subcategory: History
  • Author: Bill Younghusband,Ian Fletcher
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Osprey Publishing (March 25, 2001)
  • Pages: 96
  • ePub book: 1180 kb
  • Fb2 book: 1797 kb
  • Other: lit doc lrf docx
  • Rating: 4.2
  • Votes: 813

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Ian Fletcher, Bill Younghusband. The storming of Badajoz was an epic action which involved Wellington’s infantry in some of the most savage hand-to hand fighting of the whole Peninsular War.

Ian Fletcher, Bill Younghusband. At appalling cost in a nightmare assault during the night of the 6 April 1812, Wellington’s soldiers hacked their way over the bodies of their dead and wounded and through the huge medieval walls of the town. These were held with great tenacity, skill and courage by a resolute French and German garrison.

Badajoz 1812: Wellington's bloodiest siege. by Ian Fletcher and Bill Younghusband. These are amply covered in both the books on the Salamanca and Vittoria campaigns (Osprey Campaign Series numbers 48 and 59). Suffice to say that in the summer of 1808 Wellington, still Sir Arthur Wellesley at the time, had landed in Portugal with a small British army with which he very quickly defeated the French at both Roliça and Vimeiro to bring about an end to the first French invasion of Portugal and to the first phase of the war.

Ian Fletcher (Author), Bill Younghusband (Illustrator). Badajoz 1812" describes the campaign to take the two fortresses. The narrative opens with a quick introduction to the Peninsular War, before proceeding to the plans, commanders, and armies of the opposing sides. The following chapters describe the successive sieges of Ciudad Rodrigo and Badajoz in some detail, backed by an excellent collection of photographs, maps, diagrams and period illustrations.

Ian Fletcher (author), William Younghusband (illustrator). Please provide me with your latest book news, views and details of Waterstones’ special offers. The storming of Badajoz was an epic action which involved Wellington's infantry in some of the most savage hand-to-hand fighting of the whole Peninsular War (1812). At appalling cost in a nightmare assault during the night of the 6 April 1812, Wellington's soldiers hacked their way over the bodies of their dead and wounded and through the huge medieval walls of the town.

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Ian Fletcher, William Younghusband.

Ian Fletcher has established a reputation as a Napoleonic historian of the first rank, particularly on the British army in the Peninsular. He has been widely published and among his several titles for Osprey are Elite 52 Wellington's Foot Guards and Campaign 59 Vittoria 1813. Country of Publication. History & Military.

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Badajoz 1812 : Wellington's Bloodiest Siege. Book in the Osprey Campaign Series).

The storming of Badajoz was an epic action which involved Wellington’s infantry in some of the most savage hand-to-hand fighting of the whole Peninsular War (1812). At appalling cost in a nightmare assault during the night of the 6 April 1812, Wellington’s soldiers hacked their way over the bodies of their dead and wounded and through the huge medieval walls of the town. These were held with great tenacity, skill and courage by a resolute French and German garrison. Having stormed the town the battle-crazed army went berserk and the horrors of the sacking which followed, as much as the sublime courage of the attackers, have passed into legend.

Comments

Tygokasa Tygokasa
In 1812, General Sir Arthur Wellesley, the future Duke of Wellington, needed to open the way into French-occupied Spain by capturing two key border fortresses, Ciudad Rodrigo and Badajoz. Wellesley and his Anglo-Portuguese Army had failed before at this task. But they had learned from the experience. As veteran historian Ian Fletcher recounts in this Osprey Campaign Series entry, the two fortresses would be assaulted with a more measured siege-craft, and with the sheer courage of Wellesley's battle-hardened army.

"Badajoz 1812" describes the campaign to take the two fortresses. The narrative opens with a quick introduction to the Peninsular War, before proceeding to the plans, commanders, and armies of the opposing sides. The following chapters describe the successive sieges of Ciudad Rodrigo and Badajoz in some detail, backed by an excellent collection of photographs, maps, diagrams and period illustrations. Fletcher deals with the infamous sack of Badajoz in a reasonably even-handed way despite his clear distaste for the loss of discipline by Wellesley's troops. He also makes clear how close the allies came to failing to take Badajoz at all.

The book is as clear a depiction of the two sieges as this reviewer has seen anywhere, and is highly recommended to students of the Peninsular War.
Zeus Wooden Zeus Wooden
Mr. Fletcher does a fine job describing two sieges; Badajoz and Ciudad Rodrigo. His descriptive photos are excellent. There might be more detailed histories (as the author states), but for me the book (and other Osprey titles) provide sufficient information for an evenings read. I second the other reviewers comments. Also would purchase other titles by the author.
Grillador Grillador
I have been very pleased with and impressed with the quality of Osprey publications. The Campaign series are focused on military campaigns from ancient times through the current era. I have found the books in the Osprey Campaign series to be a great source and frequently the only source for well-researched information on military campaigns especially in the ancient campaigns through early 20th century campaigns.
Clever Clever
If you are interested in this particular aspect of Welligton's Peninsular campaign, this is a great resource. It's a concise read that is easy to understand, if one has little military background. Lots of pictures and diagrams help as well.
Kiutondyl Kiutondyl
As anticipated
net rider net rider
Not to take anything away from Jac Weller, who wrote some of my favorite books about Wellington, but Ian Fletcher does spend a significant portion of each year leading battlefield tours around Spain,has written numerous books about the Peninsula War specifically, and has made as his primary business the study of this period of the Napoleonic conflict. For purposes of writing the Osprey Campaign Series title about this battle there is nobody better suited.
Fletcher's battlefield descriptions are up to date as he traces out the location of every British battery in relation to contemporary landmarks along with photographs detailing key points of interest. The level of detail is exactly what one has come to expect from the Osprey Campaign Series and, in addition to Badajoz, the seige of Ciudad Rodrigo is also covered in this title.
For a greater level of detail than this title permits read "In Hell Before Daylight", also by Ian Fletcher.