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Wellington's Guns The Untold Story of Wellington and His Artillery in the Peninsula and at Waterloo

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ISBN-10: 1780961146

ISBN-13: 9781780961149

Edition: 2013

Authors: Nick Lipscombe

List price: $34.00
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The history books have forgotten the artillery of Wellington's army during the Napoleonic Wars, but in this book Nick Lipscombe offers a study of the gunners through first-hand accounts, bringing life and color to their heroic actions.Wellington was, without doubt, a brilliant field commander, but his leadership style was abrupt and occasionally uncompromising, especially to his artillery. He trained his infantry generals as divisional commanders but not army commanders; for his cavalry commanders he had little time often pouring scorn on their inability to control their units and formation in battle; but it was his artillery commanders that he kept at arm's length in particular, suspicious…    
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Book details

List price: $34.00
Copyright year: 2013
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing Plc
Publication date: 9/17/2013
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 472
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.50" long x 1.50" tall
Weight: 1.738
Language: English

List of images
List of maps
Acknowledgements
Foreword
Preface
Introduction
Robe's Frustrations
Harding's Preparations
Cookson's Powder Keg
Howorth's Arrival
Wellington's Cold Shoulder
MacLeod's Labours
Shrapnel's Duck Shot
Ross's Agitation
Duncan's Determination
Ramsay's Breakout
Cleeves's Escape
Dickson, the Die is Cast
Borthwick, the Walking Target
Douglas's Close Support
Dyneley's Capture and Wellingtons Failure
Holcombe's Opportunity
Ramsay's Arrest
Williamson�s Fury
Curtain of Fire
Waller's Remonstrance
Frazer's Swank and Lane's Rockets
Wood's Commitment
Wellington's Guns and Napoleon's Daughters
Wellington's Gunners
Appendices
List of the Royal Horse Artillery and Royal Artillery officers, by Troop and Battalion/Company, who served in the Peninsula 1808-1814
List of Royal Horse Artillery and Royal Artillery officers by Troop and Battalion/Company who served during the Waterloo Campaign 1815
List/of Royal Horse Artillery and Royal Artillery medal recipients from the Peninsula and Waterloo
Siege Tables
Glossary and Abbreviations
Bibliography
Index