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Treatise On Grand Military Operations: Or A Critical And Military History Of The Wars Of Frederick The Great – Vol. II

by General Baron Antoine Henri de Jomini

The Seven Years War (1756-1763) marked the first truly world-wide conflict following the expansion of European colonies, sparking engagements across India to Canada. As with so many of the European wars, the causes were a question of land and legitimacy. The ever-present simmering tensions between England and France, alongside the newly emergent Prussia and Austria, led to a conflict that dragged many other nations into the strife. An excellent account of the operations of Frederick the Great by an eminent military theorist and historian, Jomini aims to not only show the laws of strategy employed by Frederick to win his campaigns, but also to juxtapose this with methods employed by Napoleon in his campaigns against the coalition powers. This second volume covers the period from the battle of Hohenkirch in 1758 to the end of the conflict.Of the Author -- General Jomini saw much service during the Napoleonic Wars, initially working in staff positions for Marshal Ney prior to being attached to the Emperor's own headquarters during the 1806 and 1807 campaigns. He was pushed out of the Grande Armée into the arms of the Russian service in 1813, becoming aide-de-camp to the Tzar. He was famous for his copious output of works on the military theory and strategy employed during the French Revolution, the Napoleonic Wars, and even those of Frederick the Great. He is often remembered for his chef d'œuvre, the "Art of War", and has been dubbed the "founder of modern strategy" by historian John Shy.

Treatise On Grand Military Operations: Or A Critical And Military History Of The Wars Of Frederick The Great – Vol. I

by General Baron Antoine Henri de Jomini

The Seven Years War (1756-1763) marked the first truly world-wide conflict following the expansion of European colonies, sparking engagements across India to Canada. As with so many of the European wars, the causes were a question of land and legitimacy. The ever-present simmering tensions between England and France, alongside the newly emergent Prussia and Austria, led to a conflict that dragged many other nations into the strife. An excellent account of the operations of Frederick the Great by an eminent military theorist and historian, Jomini aims to not only show the laws of strategy employed by Frederick to win his campaigns, but also to juxtapose this with methods employed by Napoleon in his campaigns against the coalition powers. This first volume covers the period from the opening of the war to the battle of Hohenkirch in 1758.Of the Author -- General Jomini saw much service during the Napoleonic Wars, initially working in staff positions for Marshal Ney prior to being attached to the Emperor's own headquarters during the 1806 and 1807 campaigns. He was pushed out of the Grande Armée into the arms of the Russian service in 1813, becoming aide-de-camp to the Tzar. He was famous for his copious output of works on the military theory and strategy employed during the French Revolution, the Napoleonic Wars, and even those of Frederick the Great. He is often remembered for his chef d'œuvre, the "Art of War", and has been dubbed the "founder of modern strategy" by historian John Shy.

The Subaltern Officer. — A Narrative

by Captain George Wood

This ebook is purpose built and is proof-read and re-type set from the original to provide an outstanding experience of reflowing text for an ebook reader. George Foot started his military career in the Peninsula as a Lieutenant in the 82nd Foot, Prince of Wales's Volunteers, having being involved in the initial struggles around Lisbon at Roliça and Vimiero in 1808, before the general action at Talavera in 1809. Interestingly, he transferred to the 2nd Battalion of Detachments for the rest of the War before being seriously wounded at the battle of the Pyrenees. His narrative is enlivened with an eye for detail both in the battles he fought in and the towns and villages that he and his foot-sore comrades tramped through. Title - The Subaltern Officer. -- A Narrative Author -- Captain George Wood Text taken, whole and complete, from the edition published in 1825, London, by Septimus Prowett Original - xvi and 247 pages. Illustrations -- one illustrations.

Cavalry in the Waterloo Campaign

by Field Marshal Sir Evelyn Wood, V.C. G.C.B.

This ebook is purpose built and is proof-read and re-type set from the original to provide an outstanding experience of reflowing text for an ebook reader. Napoleon wrote "Cavalry is useful before, during and after the battle"; and so it was with his final campaign of Waterloo. Few campaigns of the Napoleonic Wars are as instructive as to the use (and mis-use) of cavalry; from the lethal French cavalry at Quatre Bras, to the initially brilliant, but ultimately badly executed, British heavies charging at Waterloo itself. Sir Evelyn Wood himself had served in the cavalry for many years and wrote extensively on the subject, his expertise brought to bear on illuminating the cavalry actions of the short but epoch shaping Waterloo Campaign. Field Marshal Wood was a man of enormous military experience, having fought with distinction in the Crimea, India, the Zulu and Boer wars. It was during the Indian Mutiny that he was awarded a Victoria Cross for selflessly leading his troop of cavalry against rebel forces and rescuing a local merchant from being hung by bandits. Title - Cavalry in the Waterloo Campaign Author -- Field Marshal Sir Evelyn Wood, V.C. G.C.B. (1838-1919) Text taken, whole and complete, from the second edition published in 1895, London, Sampson Low, Marston and Company Original - x and 203 pages. Illustrations -- 10 maps, plans and illustrations.

The Adventures of Thomas Williams of St. Ives, Cornwall

by Thomas Williams

This ebook is purpose built and is proof-read and re-type set from the original to provide an outstanding experience of reflowing text for an ebook reader. An oft-forgotten number of British sailors, soldiers and merchantmen were taken prisoner during the long years of the Napoleonic Wars. Ranging from men such as Captain Moyle Sherer, who was captured in 1813, suffering less than a year of imprisonment, to Thomas Williams, who was captured only a year into the conflict. Thomas Williams was a sailor on a merchant ship and was captured after his ship lost its convoy en route to England. Williams left his memoir of his ten years in French captivity: ranging from mistreatment at the hands of his captors to his numerous escape attempts and the various characters he fell in with. A witty reminiscence on what was clearly a dark time for him, enlivened by a good sense of humour. Title - The Adventures of Thomas Williams of St. Ives, Cornwall Sub-Title - Who was a Prisoner of War in France from March 1804 to May 1814. Author -- Thomas Williams (1787-1862) Text taken, whole and complete, from the edition published in 1901, London, by Brentford Printing & Publishing Co. Original - 88 pages. Illustrations -- 3 Illustrations.

Grant’s Campaign in Virginia (The Wilderness Campaign) 1864

by Captain Vaughan-Sawyer

This ebook is purpose built and is proof-read and re-type set from the original to provide an outstanding experience of reflowing text for an ebook reader. Includes Civil War Map and Illustrations Pack - 224 battle plans, campaign maps, and detailed analyses of actions spanning the entire period of hostilities. The high-tide of Confederate success had passed with Pickett's charge at the battle of Gettysburg; the Union armies were re-invigorated by fresh leadership under Lieut.-General U.S. Grant, who decided upon a campaign that was to push toward the Confederate capital of Virginia through Spotsylvania. The area over which Grant intended to advance was sparsely populated, inaccessible and densely wooded, and his troops' numerical superiority could only be used in the few open areas for a general action. Grant knew that his troops would have to move in separate columns, if only to concentrate for concerted action. General Lee moved to attack the Union troops as they moved into position, before the numerical advantage in open country would spell doom to Confederate hopes. The fighting was confused and bloody; but despite the losses of the Union army, which exceeded the losses of the Confederates greatly, Grant ground onward for he knew that he could afford the casualties better than his enemy. This book is part of the Special Campaigns series produced around the turn of the 20th century by serving or recently retired British and Indian Army officers. They were intended principally for use by British officers seeking a wider knowledge of military history. Captain Vaughan-Sawyer served in the Indian army for all his adult life before falling in the opening months of the First World War. His excellent book is evidence of a life cut short. Title - Grant's Campaign in Virginia (The Wilderness Campaign) 1864 Author -- Captain Vaughan-Sawyer (1875-1914) Series Name - Special Campaigns Series Series Number --8 Text taken, whole and complete, from the edition published in 1908, London, by Swan Sonnenschein & Co. Original -197 pages. Illustrations -- The maps cannot be reproduced with this volume as they are A3 - 224 additional maps have been added.

Napoleon at Work

by Colonel Jean-Baptiste-Modeste-Eugène Vachée

This ebook is purpose built and is proof-read and re-type set from the original to provide an outstanding experience of reflowing text for an ebook reader. At the turn of the 20th Century, the historical section of the French General Staff began to produce some of the most valuable and detailed studies of the Napoleonic period, and particularly Napoleon's method for success in war. This upsurge in French military writing, and particularly of the period of greatest French success, was, not coincidentally, foreshadowed the upcoming hostilities with Germany during which Colonel Vachée was to serve in the French artillery. He wrote "Napoleon en Campagne", of which this book is the English translation, to try to codify the rules of warfare for his contemporary French officers. Using the 1806 Jena campaign (an interesting counter viewpoint to Field Marshal Von der Gotlz's - Jena to Eylau written from the Prussian point of view of the same campaign) as an example of Napoleon's method of victory, Vachée gives a detailed account of the Emperor's closest collaborators: Marshal Berthier, Generals Bacler d'Albe, Bailly de Monthion, Gourgaud, Montholon, Caulaincourt, his secretaries Bourienne, Méneval and Fain et al. He illustrates the methods used to inspire his men from the highest Marshal of the Empire to the lowliest grognard, and the punishments for failure, both on and off the battlefield. An excellent book, useful for the study of command in wartime and the Napoleonic methods in particular. Title - Napoleon at Work Author -- Colonel Jean-Baptiste-Modeste-Eugène Vachée (????-????) Translator and Foreword by - George Frederic William Lees (1872-????) Text taken, whole and complete, from the edition published in 1914, London, by A. and C. Black. Original - xx and 324 pages. Illustrations -- Sketch maps included, larger A3 folding maps cannot be included due to their size.

Souvenirs Militaires

by Auguste Thirion

This ebook is purpose built and is proof-read and re-type set from the original to provide an outstanding experience of reflowing text for an ebook reader. « Scènes pittoresques de bivouacs ou de batailles, intéressant les campagnes de Pologne, d'Espagne, de Russie et d'Allemagne et s'achevant sur le portrait de Marmont que le justifie. » p 163 - Professeur Jean Tulard, Bibliographie Critique Des Mémoires Sur Le Consulat Et L'Empire, Droz, Genève, 1971 Auguste Thirion (1787-1869)

Recollections of the Peninsula

by Captain Joseph Moyle Sherer

This ebook is purpose built and is proof-read and re-type set from the original to provide an outstanding experience of reflowing text for an ebook reader. Captain Sherer's record of service in the Peninsular War is second to none. A hard campaigner, he served with the 34th Foot at Busaco, Badajoz, Albuera, Arroyo Molinos, Vittoria and the Pyrenees, during which he was taken prisoner by the advancing French. In this, his service was no different to huge numbers of officers, a good number of whom left their memoirs to posterity. What marks out Sherer and his recollections is their quality. His descriptions of himself, his men and, above all, the actions that he took part in are of the first order, quoted with great frequency by historians - an example of which is below (from his description of the hard fighting at Albuera): 'The French grenadier caps, their arms, and the whole aspect of their frowning masses. It was a momentary, but grand sight: a heavy atmosphere of smoke again enveloped us, and few objects could be discerned at all, none distinctly... This murderous contest of musketry lasted long. We were the whole time progressively advancing and shaking the enemy. 'At a distance of about twenty yards from them we received orders to charge; we had ceased firing, cheered, and had our bayonets in the charging position, when a body of the enemy's horse was discovered under the rising ground, ready to take advantage of our impetuosity. Already, however, the French infantry, alarmed by our preparatory cheers, which always indicate the charge, had broke and fled.' A fantastic memoir that deserves reading and re-reading. Title - Recollections of the Peninsula Author -- Captain Joseph Moyle Sherer (1789-1869) Text taken, whole and complete, from the fifth edition published in 1827, London, by Longman, Rees, Orme, Brown and Green. Original - 358 pages.

Notes on the Battle of Waterloo [Illustrated Edition]

by General Sir James Shaw Kennedy, K.C.B.

This ebook is purpose built and is proof-read and re-type set from the original to provide an outstanding experience of reflowing text for an ebook reader. Waterloo Illustration Pack - 14 maps/battle plans, 18 portraits of the personalities engaged, 10 illustrations. Captain James Kennedy, as he then was, served with distinction throughout the Peninsula War under both Sir John Moore and the Duke of Wellington as a regimental officer, on the staff, and as aide-de-camp of "Black Bob" Craufurd of the famed Light Division. During the Waterloo campaign, he was on the staff of the Third Division and was heavily involved in the fighting. After many further years of service in the British Army, he sat down to record his own recollections of the events that ended Napoleon's brief second reign as Emperor of France. His wealth of experience of war and campaigning provided him with an admirable viewpoint to discuss the actual detail of the conflict of June 1815; in this, he gave free reign to what he knew to be true and to what he had seen of the fighting. General Kennedy did not, as some of his contemporaries in the British Army did, believe that the Duke of Wellington's performance was flawless; his reasoned, intricate and balanced narrative is both instructive and entertaining. This work is authoritative, unbiased, and widely read today. Title - Notes on the Battle of Waterloo Author -- General Sir James Shaw Kennedy, K.C.B. (1788-1865) Text taken, whole and complete, from the edition published in 1865, London, by John Murray. Original - 199 pages. Illustrations -- 3 illustrations included from the Original - We have added our Waterloo Illustration pack to ensure that the reader can follow the text.

The Campaign of Waterloo – A Military History [Illustrated Edition]

by John Codman Ropes

This ebook is purpose built and is proof-read and re-type set from the original to provide an outstanding experience of reflowing text for an ebook reader. Waterloo Illustration Pack - 14 maps/battle plans, 18 portraits of the personalities engaged, 10 illustrations. John Codman Ropes was not only a lawyer of the first order, but also a military history of great note. Intimately involved in supporting troops from his native Massachusetts in the American Civil War (he could not serve directly himself due to a childhood illness), he later diligently collected information on this conflict to produce the excellent "The Army under Pope" and the unfinished "Story of the Civil War". He was the driving force of the Military Historical Society of Massachusetts, whose members included large numbers of service men, notably General Hancock. From his wealth of expertise and knowledge, he produced two volumes on the Napoleonic period as well, both of which have gone on to become standard works. Ropes' "Campaign of Waterloo" is a classic of its kind, acclaimed as unbiased, brilliant and eminently readable. The format of the book is ideally suited to the accumulated eye-witness testimony that has created difficulty in gaining a clear view of the events that defined an epoch. With each chapter, the Author gives a lucid narrative of the events before weighing the evidence that led him to his conclusions in a notes section at the end, all the while avoiding the tangle often found between the narrative and references. An excellent account of the Waterloo Campaign. Title - The Campaign of Waterloo Author -- John Codman Ropes (1836-1899) Text taken, whole and complete, from the third edition published in 1893, New York, by Charles Scribner's Sons. Original - xlii and 402 pages. Illustrations -- A separate atlas volume accompanied the original volume; however as the maps are A3 size - We have added our Waterloo Illustration pack to ensure that the reader can follow the text.

The First Napoleon; A Sketch, Political And Military

by John Codman Ropes

John Codman Ropes was not only a lawyer of the first order, but also a military history of great note. Intimately involved in supporting troops from his native Massachusetts in the American Civil War (he could not serve directly himself due to a childhood illness), he later diligently collected information on this conflict to produce the excellent "The Army under Pope" and the unfinished "Story of the Civil War". He was the driving force of the Military Historical Society of Massachusetts, whose members included large numbers of service men, notably General Hancock. From his wealth of expertise and knowledge, he produced two volumes on the Napoleonic period as well, both of which have gone on to become standard works.This volume details the outline of the startling career of Napoleon Bonaparte, from his noble but humble beginnings in Corsica to the heights of his power as Emperor of the French, and to his eventual demise in exile at St. Helena. Free from any of the rancorous or jingoistic undertones found in works emanating from the European belligerent nations such as France or England, the text is clear, lucid and entertaining. Despite being a "Sketch", it covers all the major areas of Napoleon's life, including his military, personal and political achievements that defined the policy in Europe for over a decade.Warmly recommended to a novice of the subject as well as an experienced Napoleonic campaigner.Title - The First Napoleon - A Sketch, Political and Military.Author -- John Codman Ropes (1836-1899)Illustrations -- 9 maps and plans.

Fredericksburg, 1862 : A Study of War [Illustrated Edition]

by Major George William Redway

This ebook is purpose built and is proof-read and re-type set from the original to provide an outstanding experience of reflowing text for an ebook reader. Includes Civil War Map and Illustrations Pack - 224 battle plans, campaign maps, and detailed analyses of actions spanning the entire period of hostilities. Major Redway picks up his analysis of the actions in the Eastern theatre of the Civil War with his widely acclaimed book on the Fredericksburg campaign of 1862. Goaded by his political master Lincoln, Major-General Burnside assumed the offensive with the Union army in late 1862, planning to use speed and surprise to enable him to defeat the Confederate forces under Robert E. Lee. His plan started to fall apart almost immediately as he failed to move with the requisite speed and, faced with choices between vaciliation and bold action, assumed the former. What had started badly was to end disastrously for the Union forces at the Battle of Fredericksburg, as bloody frontal assaults were delivered against entrenched Confederate troops. This book is part of the Special Campaigns series produced around the turn of the 20th century by serving or recently retired British and Indian Army officers. They were intended principally for use by British officers seeking a wider knowledge of military history. Title - Fredericksburg, 1862 : A Study of War Series Name - Special Campaigns Series Series Number --3 Author -- Major George William Redway (1859-1934) Text taken, whole and complete, from the edition published in 1906, London, by Swan Sonnenschein & Co. Original - xv and 297 pages. Illustrations - The maps cannot be reproduced with this volume as they are A3 - 224 additional maps have been added.

The American War of Sucession – 1861-1862 {Illustrated Edition]: Bull Run to Malvern Hill

by Major George William Redway

This ebook is purpose built and is proof-read and re-type set from the original to provide an outstanding experience of reflowing text for an ebook reader. Includes Civil War Map and Illustrations Pack - 224 battle plans, campaign maps, and detailed analyses of actions spanning the entire period of hostilities. An excellent account of the first two years of the American Civil War, Major Redway sifts through the wealth of material available to give a digestible interpretation of the events. It was during these two years that the attritional nature of the War was realised and both belligerents realised that the hostilities would be both long and bloody. In the Eastern Theatre, from the Battle of Bull Run, notable for the inexperience of the troops and the emergence of Thomas Jackson as a leader of the first order who gained his nickname "Stonewall" by his inspiring performance, to the Peninsula Campaign which forced the Union troops back from their attempt to assault Richmond. In the west, much blood was spilt on both sides, but the fighting was inconclusive and hardly decisive; Ulysses S. Grant was gaining much experience and profited by planning a number of minor victories. This book is part of the Special Campaigns series produced around the turn of the 20th century by serving or recently retired British and Indian Army officers. They were intended principally for use by British officers seeking a wider knowledge of military history. Title - The American War of Sucession - 1861-1862 Sub-Title - Bull Run to Malvern Hill Series Name - Special Campaigns Series Series Number --11 Author -- Major George William Redway (1859-1934) Text taken, whole and complete, from the edition published in 1910, London, by Swan Sonnenschein & Co. Original - viii and 392 pages. Illustrations - The maps cannot be reproduced with this volume as they are A3 - 224 additional maps have been added.

Memoirs of the Late War – Vol. II.

by George Augustus Frederick, 1st Earl of Munster

This ebook is purpose built and is proof-read and re-type set from the original to provide an outstanding experience of reflowing text for an ebook reader. An anthology of memoirs of the Peninsular War and the abortive attack on Bergen-op-Zoom in 1814. In this first volume, Captain Cooke recounts his experiences with the 43rd Foot at Ciudad Rodrigo, Badajoz, the battles of Salamanca, Vittoria, the Pyrenees, the Bidassoa, the Nive, Nivelle and Toulouse. As with many of the British officer memoirs, there is a tone of dry wit about his writing. Title - Memoirs of the Late War - Vol. I Sub-Title - Series Name - Memoirs of the Late War Series Number --1 Authors -- Captain John Henry Cooke (????-????); George Augustus Frederick, 1st Earl of Munster (1794-1842); Lieutenant John W. D. Moodie (1789-1815) Text taken, whole and complete, from the edition published in 1831, London, by Henry Colbourn and Richard Bentley. Original - 321 pages.

Memoirs of the Late War – Vol. I.

by Captain John Henry Cooke

This ebook is purpose built and is proof-read and re-type set from the original to provide an outstanding experience of reflowing text for an ebook reader.An anthology of memoirs of the Peninsular War and the abortive attack on Bergen-op-Zoom in 1814. This second volume includes two accounts from either end (chronologically) of Captain Cooke's narrative on the initial campaign into Spain in 1809 under the Duke of Wellington, recounted by the Earl of Munster. It also recounts the disastrous night attack on Bergen-op-Zoom by the British troops under Lord Lynedoch by Lieutenant Moodie, in which he leaves out none of the horrific carnage of the bungling coup de main. Title - Memoirs of the Late War - Vol. II Sub-Title - Series Name - Memoirs of the Late War Series Number --2 Authors -- Captain John Henry Cooke (????-????); George Augustus Frederick, 1st Earl of Munster (1794-1842); Lieutenant John W. D. Moodie (1789-1815) Text taken, whole and complete, from the edition published in 1831, London, by Henry Colbourn and Richard Bentley. Original - 321 pages.

The Invasion of France, 1814

by Captain Frederick William O. Maycock, D.S.O.

This ebook is purpose built and is proof-read and re-type set from the original to provide an outstanding experience of reflowing text for an ebook reader. Beset along the northern border of France by enemies that out-numbered him by at least five to one, where ordinary generals might have despaired, Napoleon went on to win a remarkable series of victories that recalled the rapidity of his brightest early campaigns. Although not enough to turn the tide of the Allies march on Paris, they are hugely important for the methods used by the Emperor in his last campaign before Waterloo. Turning on isolated parts of the Prussian Field Marshal Blücher's army, composed of both Russians and Prussians, Napoleon won the battles of Champaubert, Montmirail, Château-Thierry and Vauchamps, inflicting nearly 20,000 casualties for a loss of 3,000 of his own men. However, this magic could not last... A well-known and respected writer on the Napoleonic Wars, Captain Maycock's work is a fine addition to any bookshelf on a much neglected campaign. This book is part of the Special Campaigns series produced around the turn of the 20th century by serving or recently retired British and Indian Army officers. They were intended principally for use by British officers seeking a wider knowledge of military history. Title - The Invasion of France, 1814 Series Name - Special Campaigns Series Series Number -- 21 Author -- Captain Frederick William O. Maycock, D.S.O. (1877-????) Text taken, whole and complete, from the edition published in 1907, London, by Longmans and Green. Original - xv and 238 pages. Illustrations - The maps cannot be reproduced with this volume as they are A3.

A Journal of the Campaign in Portugal and Spain

by Major-General Henry Mackinnon

This ebook is purpose built and is proof-read and re-type set from the original to provide an outstanding experience of reflowing text for an ebook reader. The body of Major-General Mackinnon now lies in St. Paul's Cathedral in London, next to his brother officer Major-General Robert Craufurd, both casualties of the assault on Cuidad Rodrigo during the Peninsular War. Mackinnon left behind his private journal filled with the details of the scenery, manners, customs and people of both Spain and Portugal as he found them during the Peninsular War, right up until his death. The journal was only intended for perusal by his closest family, but bears closer examination by those interested in the Peninsular War. Title - A Journal of the Campaign in Portugal and Spain Sub-Title - Containing Remarks on the Inhabitants, Customs, Trade and Cultivation, of those Countries, From the Year 1809 to 1812. Author -- Major-General Henry Mackinnon (????-1812) Text taken, whole and complete, from the edition published in 1907, London, by Longmans and Green. Original - iii and 102 pages.

Recollections of Sir George B. L’Estrange

by Sir George B. L’estrange

This ebook is purpose built and is proof-read and re-type set from the original to provide an outstanding experience of reflowing text for an ebook reader. Sir George L'Estrange was only an ensign when he started on his Peninsular career in the 31st or Huntingdonshire Regiment of Foot, joining the war in 1812. Arriving in Portugal and meeting with his cousin, who had escaped from French capture at Verdun, Sir George recounts his cousin's story before returning to his own narrative and his first major engagement at the battle of Vittoria in 1813. His experiences of the fighting after Vittoria until the end of the war make up the majority of the book: encompassing snow-bound bivouacs in the Pyrenees; hard fighting at Orthez; and his trials at the forefront of the fighting. The finale details various anecdotes that he must have heard from brother officers whilst on duty in Spain and Portugal. A solid memoir with much to recommend it to the reader. Title - Recollections of Sir George B. L'Estrange Sub-Title - Late of the 31st Regiment, and Afterwards of the Scots Fusilier Guards Author -- Sir George B. L'Estrange (1796-1878) Text taken, whole and complete, from the edition published in 1874, London, by Marston, Low, & Searle. Original - viii and 280 pages. Illustrations - one portrait and 8 illustrations.

Rambles Along the Styx

by Lt.-Colonel. Jonathan Leach C.B.

This ebook is purpose built and is proof-read and re-type set from the original to provide an outstanding experience of reflowing text for an ebook reader. Lt.-Colonel Leach served with some distinction during the Peninsular War and Waterloo campaign with the 95th Rifles, leaving his excellent memoirs "Rough Sketches of the Life of an Old Soldier". This tome is set in the underworld, where old comrades of the Peninsular War meet to discuss various incidents, anecdotes and war-stories. As the Author points out in his introduction, the majority of the stories are absolutely true, and they have probably been rendered in this way to protect the identity of the real soldiers. An intriguing read. Title - Rambles Along the Styx Author -- Lt.-Colonel. Jonathan Leach C.B. (1784-1885) Text taken, whole and complete, from the edition published in 1847, London, by T. and W. Boone. Original - iv and 134 pages.

The Political and Military History of the Campaign of Waterloo [Illustrated Edition]

by General Baron Antoine Henri de Jomini Captain S. V. Benet

This ebook is purpose built and is proof-read and re-type set from the original to provide an outstanding experience of reflowing text for an ebook reader. Waterloo Illustration Pack - 14 maps/battle plans, 18 portraits of the personalities engaged, 10 illustrations. Of the many commentators of Napoleon and his campaigns, few if any have as much ground to claim to have understood the Emperor's intentions as well as Jomini, who had served under him for over a decade. In this account of the Waterloo campaign, Jomini dissects the actions of all the commanders and their decisions as the action moves toward the actual battle on the 18th. As a Swiss, he avoids much of the bias of the French historical accounts (and some books since) written in the aftermath of the defeat, by evaluating Blücher, Wellington and Napoleon's decisions critically. A fascinating study of the 1815 campaign. Of the Author -- Jomini worked in staff positions for Marshal Ney prior to being attached to the Emperor's own headquarters during the 1806 and 1807 campaigns. He was pushed out of the Grande Armée into the arms of the Russian service in 1813, becoming aide-de-camp to the Tzar. He was famous for his copious output of works on the military theory and strategy employed during the French Revolution, the Napoleonic Wars, and even those of Frederick the Great. He is often remembered for his chef d'œuvre, the "Art of War", and has been dubbed the "founder of modern strategy" by historian John Shy. Title - The Political and Military History of the Campaign of Waterloo Author -- General Baron Antoine Henri de Jomini (1779-1869) Translation -- Captain S. V. Benet (1827-1895) Text taken, whole and complete, from the edition published in 1853, New York, by Redfield. Original - 229 pages. Illustrations - The original maps cannot be provided with this edition due to its A3 size - We have added our Waterloo Illustration pack to ensure that the reader can follow the text.

1815 — Waterloo [Illustrated Edition]

by Henry Houssaye S. R. Willis

This ebook is purpose built and is proof-read and re-type set from the original to provide an outstanding experience of reflowing text for an ebook reader. Waterloo Illustration Pack - 14 maps/battle plans, 18 portraits of the personalities engaged, 10 illustrations. Houssaye's history of the 1815 campaign stands out as perhaps the most complete and least biased French account of the campaign that culminated in the downfall of Napoleon. Filled with detail from numerous French sources and written in a light style, it provides a complete look at the campaign whilst keeping the narrative to a reasonable length. There is also an occasional flash of wit - usually missing from French accounts, substituted instead with accusation and counter accusation - which makes the book a real joy to read. For example, speaking of Grouchy on the morning of the 18th "Grouchy was eating some strawberries (to eat strawberries is not, moreover, a hanging matter, even on a morning of battle),..." Henry Houssaye, an esteemed member of the French Institute, wrote a number of works on the Napoleonic period (mainly of the later years of Napoleon), amongst them plays and ancient history. Title - 1815 -- Waterloo Author -- Henry Houssaye (1848-1911) Translation -- S. R. Willis (????-????) Text taken, whole and complete, from the edition published in 1905, Kansas, by Franklin Hudson Publishing Co. Original - 268 pages. Illustrations - The original map cannot be provided with this edition due to its A3 size - We have added our Waterloo Illustration pack to ensure that the reader can follow the text.

A Sketch of Life and Death of the Late Field Marshal Sir John Burgoyne, Bart.

by Major the Right Honourable Sir Francis Head, Bt.

This ebook is purpose built and is proof-read and re-type set from the original to provide an outstanding experience of reflowing text for an ebook reader. Sir Francis Head took up the challenge of writing a short biography of one of the most esteemed members of his parent corps, the Royal Engineers, Field Marshal Sir John Fox Burgoyne. Dubbed the "Moltke" of England by the Emperor, Napoleon III, his military career was a long and glorious. Sir John's career began during the Napoleonic Wars, where he was involved heavily in the fighting from 1809 to its close, but mostly particularly during the sieges that dominated the strategic movements of the Allied armies under Wellington. Even at the relatively junior rank of Lieut.-Colonel, he was the most senior engineer officer with the army during parts of the Peninsular War, and his opinion was valued and often sought by the great Duke himself. His excellent memoranda on the sieges of Badajoz and St. Sebastian are included in this book. After much peace-time work, during which he attempted vigorously to enact some change in the army to bring it to a state of readiness to take the field, he was defeated by the inertia of the establishment and political needs. He was forced to witness the ironic denouement of the failure of the government to heed his calls for change in the army when he was posted to the Crimea. However, he stuck to his task, visiting the siege lines at Sebastopol frequently, keeping the spirits of the men up, and attempting to assuage the massive defects which he had identified earlier. Title - A Sketch of Life and Death of the Late Field Marshal Sir John Burgoyne, Bart. Author -- Major the Right Honourable Sir Francis Head, Bt. (1793-1875) Text taken, whole and complete, from the edition published in 1872, London, by Longmans and Green. Original - iv and 88 pages.

Peninsular Sketches; by Actors on the Scene. Vol. II.

by William Hamilton Maxwell

This ebook is purpose built and is proof-read and re-type set from the original to provide an outstanding experience of reflowing text for an ebook reader. Despite the rather prosaic title, these two volumes contain some of the best eye-witness accounts of the Peninsular War. Maxwell wrote a number of books on the Napoleonic Wars himself, the research for which put him in contact with numerous ex-soldiers. In these two volumes, he assembled their accounts and published them as a collection. The accounts are not published in chronological order, but this does not detract from their value: the recollections are taken not just from the officers involved, but also the rank and file soldiers. In this first volume you will find the following narratives:-- March To Madrid, And Retreat From Burgos. The Battle Of Vittoria. Advance From Vittoria. The Battles Of The Pyrenees. The British Cavalry On The Peninsula. The Action In Front Of Bayonne. "Take The Hill Before Dark!" Reminiscences Of Bayonne. A Night In The Peninsular War Recollections Of The Late War In Spain And Portugal. Recollections Of The Peninsula Dolores -- An Incident In The Peninsular War. Journey To Head-Quarters Near Burgos. Seven Weeks' Captivity In St. Sebastian, In 1813 Arroyo De Molino The Twenty-Ninth At Albuera. Out-Post Anecdotes, Etc. William Hamilton Maxwell was an Irish author of prodigious output: his output was varied from historical novels and biographies to local legends of the Cheviots and Irish travelogues. The author's history is slightly shrouded, although he seems to have had some military background in British service. His most enduring works, however, are those he wrote on the military history of the Napoleonic Wars: his biography of the Duke of Wellington is still frequently referred to and quoted from. Author/Editor -- William Hamilton Maxwell (1792-1850) Title - Peninsular Sketches; by Actors on the Scene. Vol. II Series Name - Peninsular Sketches; by Actors on the Scene Series Number -- 2 Text taken, whole and complete, from the edition published in 1845, London, by Longmans and Green. Original - iv and 388 pages. Illustrations - one illustration.

Peninsular Sketches; by Actors on the Scene. Vol. I.

by William Hamilton Maxwell

This ebook is purpose built and is proof-read and re-type set from the original to provide an outstanding experience of reflowing text for an ebook reader. Despite the rather prosaic title, these two volumes contain some of the best eye-witness accounts of the Peninsular War. Maxwell wrote a number of books on the Napoleonic Wars himself, the research for which put him in contact with numerous ex-soldiers. In these two volumes, he assembled their accounts and published them as a collection. The accounts are not published in chronological order, but this does not detract from their value: the recollections are taken not just from the officers involved, but also the rank and file soldiers. In this first volume you will find the following narratives:-- Leaves From The Journal Of A Veteran. The British Cavalry On The Peninsula. The British Campaign Of 1809; Under Sir A. Wellesley. Recollections In Quarters. Affair Of El Bodon. The Capture Of Ciudad Rodrigo. The Storming Of Badajoz. From The Journal Of Lieut. P. K., 88th Regt. The Storming Of Badajoz. The Battle Of Salamanca. Events Subsequent To The Battle And Advance From Salamanca. Advance From Salamanca. William Hamilton Maxwell was an Irish author of prodigious output: his output was varied from historical novels and biographies to local legends of the Cheviots and Irish travelogues. The author's history is slightly shrouded, although he seems to have had some military background in British service. His most enduring works, however, are those he wrote on the military history of the Napoleonic Wars: his biography of the Duke of Wellington is still frequently referred to and quoted from. Author/Editor -- William Hamilton Maxwell (1792-1850) Title - Peninsular Sketches; by Actors on the Scene. Vol. I Series Name - Peninsular Sketches; by Actors on the Scene Series Number -- 1

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