Buchan, James Walter.


1st ed., 1914. 312 pp., frontis., guarded, + 15 plates & maps. Red cloth; gilt armorial & border to front; 20 x 16cm. Owner's bookplate & old inscription ; slight fading to rear & a little foxing to fore-edge o/w V.G. This is an attractive biography of Wellington's military career. Chapters are as follows: Early Years. India ' The Conquest of Mysore. The Marhatta Campaign. At Home ' The Copenhagen Campaign. First Peninsular Campaign: Rolica, Vimeiro, and Convention of Cintra. The Passage of the Douro Talavera. The Defence of Portugal: Busaco and the Lines of Torres Vedras. The Saving of Portugal. The Capture of Ciudad Rodrigo and Badajos. Advance and Retreat: Salamanca; Entry into Madrid; Retreat from Burgos. Vittoria ' Crossing the Pyrenees ' Toulouse. The Hundred Days. The Waterloo Campaign. Conclusion. Illustrated with a frontispiece and fifteen maps and plates.

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