Foy, General Maxmilian.


Worley, Felling, facsimile ed., 2000. 189 pp., maps + ills. D.j., 22 x 14cm. Bookplate ; d.j., spine slightly faded o/w FINE. General Junot was appointed to head the force that entered Spain and invaded Portugal in late 1807. He narrowly missed capturing the Portuguese government in Lisbon and was made Governor General of the country. Following Junot's defeat by Wellesley at Vimeiro he became superseded by the more senior generals Burrard and Dalrymple but the following August he secured good terms at the Convention of Cintra and was repatriated to France with his army. First published in 1829 this is a superb account by General Foy, one of Napoleon's most able divisional commanders who commanded the artillery reserve at Vimeiro.

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