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by Bill Younghusband,Ian Fletcher

Category: Military
Subcategory: History books
Author: Bill Younghusband,Ian Fletcher
ISBN: 1841762776
ISBN13: 978-1841762777
Language: English
Publisher: Osprey Military; 1st edition (May 25, 2001)
Pages: 96
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Ian Fletcher, Bill Younghusband. Salamanca was the most decisive battle of the entire Peninsular War. Wellington smashed Marmont's French Army and his pursuit of its shattered remnants led to the famous cavalry charge of the King's German Legion at Garcia Hernandez

Ian Fletcher, Bill Younghusband. Wellington smashed Marmont's French Army and his pursuit of its shattered remnants led to the famous cavalry charge of the King's German Legion at Garcia Hernandez. There would be two more years of sieges and hard fighting before the Iron Duke crossed the Pyrenees into France, but from Salamanca the British and their Portuguese and Spanish allies always had the upper hand. In this book Ian Fletcher describes the brutal fight for Salamanca in fascinating detail.

Salamanca 1812: Wellington Crushes Marmont. by Ian Fletcher and Bill Younghusband

Salamanca 1812: Wellington Crushes Marmont. by Ian Fletcher and Bill Younghusband. There would be two more years of sieges and hard fighting before the Iron Duke crossed the Pyrenees into France but from Salamanca the British and their Portuguese and Spanish allies always had the upper hand. Ian Fletcher examines this important battle in detail and also discusses the campaign which led up to it.

Ian Fletcher, William Younghusband. Osprey's study of Salamanca (1812), the most decisive battle of the entire Peninsular War (1808-1814). Wellington smashed Marmont's French Army and his pursuit of its shattered remnants led to the famous.

Ian Fletcher, Bill Younghusband.

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.

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Ian Fletcher examines this important battle in detail and also discusses the campaign which led up to i. Bill Younghusband was born in 1936. 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. He was educated in Devon and studied at Newton Abbot College of Art. He has been interested in all things military since childhood, and this interest was compounded through the reading of authors such as .

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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.

Osprey's study of Salamanca (1812), the most decisive battle of the entire Peninsular War (1808-1814). Wellington smashed Marmont's French Army and his pursuit of its shattered remnants led to the famous cavalry charge of the King's German Legion at Garcia Hernandez. There would be two more years of sieges and hard fighting before the Iron Duke crossed the Pyrenees into France but from Salamanca the British and their Portuguese and Spanish allies always had the upper hand. Ian Fletcher examines this important battle in detail and also discusses the campaign which led up to it.
Comments to eBook Salamanca 1812
Lestony
The future Duke of Wellington acquired a reputation, perhaps unfairly, as a defensive minded general at the head of an Anglo-Portuguese Army in the Peninsular War between 1808 and 1812. It took a decisive victory over Marshal Marmont's French Army at Salamanca in 1812, capping weeks of maneuver, to establish his undoubted offensive talents.

"Salamanca 1812" is an Osprey Campaign Series entry, authored by Ian Fletcher with illustrations by Bill Younghusband. The author quickly recaps the Peninsular War up to the Salamanca campaign, before introducing the opposing forces, their commanders, and their plans. His narration of the Battle of Salamanca itself is quite good, capturing all the moving parts of a long day of combat. The text is nicely supplemented with period art, modern illustrations, and map. This reviewer particularly enjoyed the photographs of the battlefield as it was at time of publication, giving a real sense of the terrain.

"Salamanca 1812" was a triumph for Wellington's generalship, even if he lacked the forces to properly exploit his victory, as Fletcher makes clear in his chapter on the aftermath of the battle. This Osprey book is a good introduction to the battle and campaign, which have been studied at greater depth by other historians. Recommended.
Doktilar
Mr. Fletcher writes very well and provides many present day pictures of the battlefield. More than enough detail and can read this material in half a day.
Vushura
The narrative for the battle itself was very interesting and you get a good feel for the tension in the air in the days leading up to the battle; as well as the military genius of Wellington. There is a good overview of Wellington, his commanders and the political challenges the "Iron Duke" faced. The illustrations are also outstanding.
I was a little disappointed in the maps - not up to the usual quality of the Campaign Series. The French Commanders get very little write-up, so the reader doesn't have a good feel for what types of men they were, the challenges they were facing or even Napoleon's feelings towards the Penninsula War. The beginning of the book is also a somewhat choppy and is a little tough to follow.
Don't be mislead by my critisms. This is still a good book (I've read it 2 times to date), but falls short of this series high standard of excellance. It is none-the-less an enjoyable read and worthwhile for any Wellington or Napoleonic era buff
MisTereO
This book, while not really shedding any new light on the topic, goes into an in depth look at the battle. Detailed OOB's, photographs of the battlefield today, and excellent 3d maps make this an excellent read for the history buff and wargamer alike. The color plates are excellent, and really give a feel for the time period. My only qualm is that individual unit strengths are not given.
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