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A Bold and Ambitious Enterprise: The British Army in the Low Countries, 1813 - 1814

Door Andrew Bamford

Categorie
Geschiedenis Europa
Boeknummer
#238470
Titel
A Bold and Ambitious Enterprise: The British Army in the Low Countries, 1813 - 1814
Auteur
Bamford, Andrew
Boektype
Gebonden hardcover met stofomslag
Uitgeverij
London, Frontline Books
Jaar van uitgave
2013
ISBN10
1848326858
ISBN13
9781848326859
Taal
Engels
Samenvatting

The British campaign in the Low Countries in 1813-14 in support of the Dutch revolt against the French is one of the lesser-known campaigns of the Napoleonic Wars, but one which the great historian of the British Army Sir John Fortescue wrote that it was impossible to understand the Waterloo campaign without a knowledge of. The book deals with all aspects of the campaign, from grand strategy, with the proposed marriage alliance between the House of Orange and the House of Hanover, to tactical analysis of the battles and sieges that took place, including the disastrous attack on Bergen-op-Zoom, where heroic British soldiers paid with their lives for their commanders' failures. The problems of co-operation between the British and Prussians described here foreshadowed those which would affe
... (Lees verder)ct Wellington in 1815. Illustrated with contemporary portraits, plans of the fortifications of Bergen and eight maps.
Pagina's
310
Conditie
Nieuw
Prijs
€ 15,00

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