The Portuguese Army of the Napoleonic Wars (1)

The Portuguese Army of the Napoleonic Wars (1)

Men-at-Arms 343
  • Author: René Chartrand
  • Illustrator: Bill Younghusband
  • Short code: MAA 343
  • Publication Date: 25 Sep 2000
  • ISBN: 9781855327672
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number of Pages: 48
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About this Product

Osprey are confident in boasting that this remarkable three-part study will transform the research material available to the English-speaking student of the Peninsular War. Most know that Wellington's Portuguese troops were praised as the 'fighting cocks' of his army; fewer appreciate that they represented between half and one-third of his entire forces. Similarly, most uniform historians have been limited to a few half-understood paintings by Dighton, and brief notes from secondary sources. René Chartrand's recent primary research in Portuguese and British archives now offers a wealth of important new material. An excellent book groundbreaking in its originality.

Biographical Note

René Chartrand was born in Montreal and educated in Canada, the United States and the Bahamas. A senior curator with Canada's National Historic Sites for nearly three decades, he is now a freelance writer and historical consultant for cinema and historic sites restorations. He has written numerous articles and books including almost 20 Osprey titles and the first two volumes of Canadian Military Heritage. Also a student of wines, he currently lives in Hull, Quebec, with his wife and two sons.Bill Younghusband was born in 1936. He was educated in Devon and studied at Newton Abbot College of Art. In 1954 he joined the Life Guards and saw service in Egypt and Cyprus. Bill is a respected military illustrator of more than 15 years experience, and has illustrated many Osprey books including Men-at-Arms 299 ‘Austrian Auxiliary Troops 1792-1816' and Campaigns 48 ‘Salamanca 1812' and 59 ‘Vittoria 1813'. He is married with one daughter and currently lives in Ireland.


Introduction The Portuguese Army before1807 Invasion, Occupation & Revolt 1807-08 The Rebirth of the Army Chronology of Operations Uniforms & Equipment The LIne Infantry The Plates Index

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