The Battle of Albuera 1811 'Glorious Field of Grief''

by Michael Oliver, Richard Partridge

The Battle of Albuera 1811 'Glorious Field of Grief'' Synopsis

On 16 May 1811 a combined British, Portuguese and Spanish force commanded by the British general Beresford met the French army under Soult at Albuera in southern Spain. What followed was one of the bloodiest and most controversial battles of the Peninsular War. Yet despite the battle's significance in the wider campaign to expel Napoleon's armies from Spain, the story of Albuera has rarely received the coverage accorded to other battles of the war. In this ground-breaking book, Michael Oliver and Richard Partridge seek to set the historical record straight. They examine the carnage of Albuera in unprecedented detail, and they give a lucid account of the circumstances and the conflicting allied and French strategies that gave rise to this awful confrontation. They also offer vivid portraits of the personalities and military skills of the notable commanders who took part.

Book Information

ISBN: 9781844154616
Publication date: 22nd March 2006
Author: Michael Oliver, Richard Partridge
Publisher: Pen & Sword Military an imprint of Pen & Sword Books Ltd
Format: Hardback
Pagination: 224 pages
Categories: European history, Modern history to 20th century: c 1700 to c 1900, Battles & campaigns, Military history,

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