For six weeks in the spring of 1812 Wellingston’s Anglo-Spanish army marched and countermarched across western Spain as it sought to find away past the French army of Marshal Marmont. Their chance came at Salamanca. More
For six weeks in the spring of 1812 Wellingston’s Anglo-Spanish army marched and countermarched across western Spain as it sought to find away past the French army of Marshal Marmont. Their chance came at Salamanca.
The hilly country around Salamanca had bad roads and poor sightlines, a fact that explains why Marmont mistook a move by Wellington to dress his lines as being a preparatory move for a general retreat. Marmont ordered an advance, and was then wounded before he realised his mistake. Wellington, watching from a nearby hill, spotted the French error and threw his heavy cavalry forward with devastating results.
Written by a military author of great experience, this book explains the way battles were fought two centuries ago and explains the course of the action in an accessible but authoritative style.
This lavishly illustrated ebook is a must for anyone interested in the Peninsular War. This book forms part of the Bretwalda Battles series on The Peninsular War.
Contents Chapter 1 - The Peninsular War Chapter 2 - The Commanders at Corunna Chapter 3 - Weapons, Soldiers and Tactics Chapter 4 - The French Army Chapter 5 - The British Army Chapter 6 - The Portuguese Army Chapter 7 - The Battle of Salamanca Chapter 8 - After Salamanca
About the Author Oliver Hayes is a military historian who has written extensively for books and magazines on different aspects of the military. He is now writing a series of books on the Peninsular War for Bretwalda Books.
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Oliver Hayes studied the Dark Ages and early Medieval periods. He has since earned a living in publishing and is now writing freelance to bring some of his research to press in an entertaining and user-friendly format.