The Portuguese Army of the Napoleonic Wars (3)

The Portuguese Army of the Napoleonic Wars (3)

Men-at-Arms 358
  • Author: René Chartrand
  • Illustrator: Bill Younghusband
  • Short code: MAA 358
  • Publication Date: 25 Sep 2001
  • ISBN: 9781841761572
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number of Pages: 48
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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 new material. This third volume covers the artillery, militia, Ordenanza, volunteers, troops in the off-shore colonies, navy, and decorations.

Biographical Note

RENÉ CHARTRAND was born in Montreal and educated in Canada, the USA 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. He has written many books, including some dozen Men-at-Arms titles - of which the most recent are three on the Spanish Army of the Napoleonic Wars - and the first two volumes of Canadian Military Heritage. He 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. He has been interested in all things military since childhood, an interest compounded through the reading of authors such as G.A. Henty. 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 Campaign 48: Salamanca 1812 and Campaign 59: Vittoria 1813. He is married with one daughter and currently lives in Ireland.

Contents

Artilllery The Auxiliary Forces: Militia Volunteers Ordenanza Overseas Territories Navy Orders and Decorations Conclusion Bibliography The Plates Index

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