Parkinson, Roger.


BCA ed., 1973. 208 pp., cold., plates + b&w ills., maps & plans. D.j., 25 x 17cm. Nr.FINE. The author's famous account of The Peninsular War was part of a series edited by Ludovic Kennedy and it recaptures the horror, excitement and drudgery of history's first guerrilla war. In a series of savagely-fought battles ' Cuidad Rodrigo, Badajoz, Salamanca, Vitoria ' Wellington's 'scum' avenged Corunna and swept Spain clean of France's finest troops. The many superb illustrations in this book, in colour and black and white, complement the stirring text.

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