The Battle of Barrosa, 1811

Forgotten Battle of the Peninsular War
Product Number: EB00743574
Released: Nov 19, 2018
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781629140735
Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing
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Description

Witness the critical campaign that changed the course of the Peninsular War, helped defeat Napoleon, and save Spain! Napoleon's armies were relentless in their campaign to claim the Iberian Peninsula, waging war against Spain and Portugal for six years. The upstart emperor's ambition had already cut violent swaths through Europe, and he had turned on Spain, France's former ally, after the invasion of Portugal. Installing his brother Joseph on the Spanish throne, Bonaparte turned his focus to Cadiz, a fortress port where the Spanish government had attempted to maintain a military force. With the future of the Spanish nation at stake, and British and Portuguese forces rallying in its defense, saving the naval city from French occupation was imperative. In this first chronicle of the Battle of Barrosa every published, historian John Grehan and Martin Mace detail the coordinated efforts of Britain's Sir Thomas Graham to lead the Anglo-Portuguese troops in battle against Napoleon's well-trained French military. Meeting in combat on the Barrosa Ridge, the two armies locked in some of the most brutal guerrilla warfare in history.

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Genre: History
Original Publish Date: Jun 03, 2014

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