Batsford, 1st ed., 1968. 288 pp., frontis., + 27 other plates + 10 maps + 3 cold., & fldg., maps. D.j., 23 x 16cm. D.j., rubbed at edges o/w V.G. In this book the author considers anew the question of Wellington’s ultimate standing as a supreme military commander. Primarily it is an exciting narrative of Wellington’s campaigns, but to appreciate the Duke’s virtues or defects, it is essential to understand the material with which he had to deal. That is why the author’s chapters on the organisation on King George’s Army, on his (often indifferent) generals, and on his Cavalry and Artillery, are so invaluable. The author considers Wellington in all his roles: Offensive, Defensive, and in the conduct of Sieges. In each of these the unusually plentiful maps and illustrations greatly illuminate the text.