Wellington's Army 1809-1814, by Sir Charles Oman

Wellington's Army 1809-1814, by Sir Charles Oman

Wellington's Army 1809-1814, by Sir Charles Oman

Published by Greenhill Books in 2006, 395 pages. Paperback (N3546)

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This book gives unparalleled insight into the organisation, day-to-day life and psychology of Wellington's army, focusing on the characters that Wellington believed could 'go anywhere and do anything'.....

The book examines both the leaders and the led. The daily life, manners and customs of the Peninsular Army are explored, drawing on dispatches, general orders and records of court martial, and, to a greater extent, non-official information such as diaries, memoirs and letters. A great deal of literature was produced during this period, written by both commissioned and non-commissioned soldiers. For the soldiers, the campaign became a battle against the Revolution, a kind of crusade, and an attempt to thwart the 'triple-headed monster of Republicanism, Atheism and Sedition'. The soldiers of Wellington's army were fighting for all that made life worth living - religion, morality, constitution, laws and liberty

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