A HISTORY OF THE PENINSULAR WAR. VOLUME VIII: THE BIOGRAPHICAL DICTIONARY OF BRITISH OFFICERS KILLED AND WOUNDED, 1808-1814.

Hall, John, A.


£35.00




Volume VIII only, complete in itself being a complementary volume. 1st ed., 1998. 640 pp. D.j., 22 x 14cm. FINE. This complementary volume to Sir Charles Oman’s monumental study of the Peninsular War is a comprehensive biographical dictionary of more than 3,000 officers in British, Portuguese and Spanish service killed or wounded in the seven years of that remarkable campaign. This superbly detailed reference book draws on primary archives and data from service records, official despatches, casualty rolls, medal lists, pension lists, the London Gazette and other sources to provide an astonishing insight into the British Army from the point of view of the individual. Entries on the casualty roll include the service histories of individual officers, medals or awards received, the place, date and cause of death or injury, any subsequent career details and additional campaign material. Many entries include eyewitness accounts about the particular officer taken from memoirs and diaries etc. A regimental index provides an overview of participating British units. Serving as a who’s who for British officers, and French and German officers in British pay, this book is an essential addition to Peninsular War scholarship.


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