Corunna 1809: Sir John Moore's Fighting Retreat

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Osprey Publishing, 2001 - History - 96 pages
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The retreat to Corunna is one of the epic campaigns of the Napoleonic Wars (1799-1815). Late in 1808 Sir John Moore found himself virtually alone with his small British army deep inside Spain. The armies of his Spanish allies had been overwhelmed and he faced a victorious French force under the Emperor Napoleon. He had little option but to order a retreat to the port of Corunna. This became the most arduous of trials with armies traversing mountainous terrain over appalling roads in the depths of winter. Somehow Moore held his outnumbered, exhausted men together as they struggled to reach safety. Finally at Corunna Moore's army turned to face its tormentors.
  

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Good book on the Battle of Corunna where General Sir John Moore got killed. Read full review

Contents

ORIGINS OF THE CAMPAIGN
7
OPPOSING ARMIES
14
THE CAMPAIGN
22
THE RETREAT TO CORUNNA
44
Sahagun to Benavente Astorga to Cacabellos Cacabellos to Corunna
66
THE BATTLEFIELD TODAY
93

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About the author (2001)

Philip Haythornthwaite is an expert on the Napoleonic Wars with a worldwide reputation. He has written some 40 books, more than 20 for Osprey including Warrior 22 Imperial Guardsman 17991815, but still finds time to indulge himself in his other great passion cricket.

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