Spanish Army of the Napoleonic Wars (2)

1808–12

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Spanish Army of the Napoleonic Wars (2)

1808–12

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The French 'invasion by stealth' of her uneasy ally Spain, and the final proclamation of Napoleon's brother Joseph as king, led to the spontaneous outbreak of a war of resistance in May 1808 that would rage for six years. Despite Napoleon's clear advantage, the Spanish Army was never completely destroyed, their stubborn resistance typified by epic sieges at Zaragoza and Gerona and nationwide guerrilla warfare. The second of three volumes, this book examines the history, uniforms and equipment of the Spanish Army who, with the help of guerrillas and 'armed peasantry', stood up to Napoleon's Grand Army against all odds.

Table of Contents

Introduction · Resistance and British Aid · Uniforms and Equipment · Guerrillas · Regional Volunteers and Armed Peasantry · The Navy · Select Bibliography · The Plates

Product details

Published Aug 03 2010
Format Paperback
Edition 1st
Extent 48
ISBN 9781855327658
Imprint Osprey Publishing
Illustrations 50 b/w; 8 col
Dimensions 248 x 184 mm
Series Men-at-Arms
Short code MAA 332
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing

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René Chartrand

RENÉ CHARTRAND was born in Montreal and educated i…

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