Now back in print, this new and revised edition of The Peninsular War Atlas has added new and updated maps and content to reflect the latest research into the long struggle for control of the Iberian Peninsula, all in an attractive slip case gift package.
Colonel Nick Lipscombe, who is based in Spain and is the chairman of the Peninsular War 200 organization, has used his unique perspective to make this new edition the very best study of the subject on the market. The Peninsular War saw some of the bloodiest fighting of the Napoleonic Wars. Over a period of five years it is estimated that half a million soldiers and civilians were killed in this bloodbath, however the battles there are far less well-known than other Napoleonic battles like Waterloo. Despite the exposure given this theatre in the Sharpe novels, the soldiers who fought there have received little public recognition. The bicentennial commemorations of this war aim to bring the war to wider recognition, bringing the Spanish, Portuguese and British together in remembering the dead, and re-examining the war in a balanced way.
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Table of Contents
Foreword by The Duke of Wellington/ Preface/ Chronology/ Introduction by Professor Charles Esdaile/ Legend/ Junot's Invasion of Portugal/ The Road to War – The First Six Months of 1808/ The Spanish Backlash and the French Response: May–June 1808/ The First Siege of Zaragoza, 15 June–14 August 1808/ Operations in the North: The Battle of Medina de Rióseco/ Capitulation at Bailén: The Greatest Spanish Victory of the War/ French Failures and British Intervention/ The Liberation of Portugal/ Strategic Manoeuvring: September to October 1808/ Napoleonic Intervention: November 1808/ Napoleon enters Madrid and Moore enters Spain/ The Campaign in Catalonia: autumn 1808/ Isolation and Retreat: December 1808 to January 1809/ Napoleon Departs for France: the Situation in Early 1809/ Continued French Success: February and March 1908/ The Second French Invasion of Portugal: January to March 1809/ Wellesley Returns/ Suchet: An Inauspicious Start/ The Talavera Campaign: May to July 1809/ The End of the Talavera Campaign: August 1809/ The Disastrous Autumn Campaign: 1809/ The Capture of Girona: May to December 1809/ Subjugation of Andalusia: January to February 1810/ Aragon and the East Coast: January to May 1810/ 1810: The Year of Sieges/ The Third French Invasion of Portugal/ The Lines of Torres Vedras/ Offensive on the East Coast: Tortosa/ Soult's Invasion of Estremadura: January to March 1811/ The South of Spain: January to March 1811/ Masséna: Retreat and Demise, March to May 1811/ The Allied Campaign in Estremadura: March to August 1811/ The Watershed: mid-1811/ Figueras & Tarragona: The East Coast, April to August 1811/ Border Skirmishes: June to September 1811/ The Conquest of Valencia: September 1811 to January 1812/ The Culmination of a Year of Mixed Fortunes: December 1811/ Capturing the 'Keys to Spain': January to April 1812/ The Salamanca Campaign: Opening Moves, June and July 1812/ The Battle of Salamanca (Los Arapiles): 22 July 1812/ Suchet's Consolidation on the East Coast: January to July 1812/ After Salamanca: July to August 1812/ Failure, Humiliation and Retreat: September to November 1812/ Prologue to Vitoria: January to May 1813/ Operations on the East Coast: Late 1812 to April 1813/ Victory Over King Joseph: The Vitoria Campaign, May to June 1813/ While Wellington Waits, Soult Takes the Initiative: July 1813/ The Battle of the Pyrenees: 25 July to 1 August 1813/ The East Coast: May to September 1813/ The Fall of San Sebastián: August and September 1813/ The Allies Enter France: October 1813/ To the Gates of Bayonne: October to December 1813/ Respite Precedes the Storm: December 1813 to February 1814/ Final Confrontation ~ March and April 1814/ Appendices/ Glossary/ Bibliography