Vittoria 1813: Wellington Sweeps the French from Spain

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Osprey Publishing, Aug 20, 2012 - History - 96 pages
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Despite Wellington's success against Marmont's army at Salamanca in July, the year of 1812 ended in bitter disappointment for the British. However, a year later Wellington's series of brilliant manoeuvres threw the French onto the defensive on all fronts, culminating in the final victory at Vittoria: 90,000 men and 90 guns attacking in four mutually supporting columns. The French centre gave way and both flanks were turned, their army finally breaking in flight towards Pamplona. Any French hopes of maintaining their position in the Peninsular were crushed forever. On 7 October the British set foot on the 'sacred soil' of' Napoleon's France.


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The introduction to the campaign is poor and the book is about 70% from the British point of view. Otherwise, it is a solid read. Read full review

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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.

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