Spanish Armies of the Napoleonic Wars

Spanish Armies of the Napoleonic Wars

Men-at-Arms 51
  • Author: Otto von Pivka
  • Illustrator: Michael Roffe
  • Short code: MAA 51
  • Publication Date: 15 Jun 1975
  • ISBN: 9780850452433
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number of Pages: 48
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About this Product

Despite Napoleon's clear advantage in the Peninsular War, the Spanish Army was never completely destroyed. Wrought by poor leadership and insufficient training, Spain's armies persisted in the fight against imperial France. This book gives an overview of Spain's confused position during the Napoleonic Era, caught between the competing interests of Britain and France. The book focuses primarily on the uniforms of the Spanish Army in the period before 1808 and during the war years as the Army of King Joseph, as well as the infantry uniforms of 1814-15. Numerous illustrations and eight colour plates vividly depict the uniforms of this often-underestimated force.

Biographical Note

Otto von Pivka (the nom de plume of Digby Smith) wrote his first title for Osprey Publishing in 1972. He is a prolific author who has contributed many titles to the Men-at-Arms series on the armies and forces of the Napoleonic Wars. A former major in the British Army, he is now retired, but continues to write books on this key period. Michael Roffe is a talented painter of military subjects who has illustrated many books for Osprey over the years. His artistic talents span a variety of historical periods; he has illustrated titles relating to the Boer War, the English Civil War, the Napoleonic Wars and the American War for Independence.

Contents

Spain in the Napoleonic Era The Spanish Army of 1808 Spanish Uniforms: Pre-1808 The Army of King Joseph, 1808-14 Infantry 1814-1815 The Plates

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