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The Battle of Albuera 1811 'Glorious Field of Grief'' by Michael Oliver, Richard Partridge

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



The Battle of Albuera 1811 'Glorious Field of Grief'' by Michael Oliver, Richard Partridge

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.

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Publication date

22nd March 2006


Michael Oliver, Richard Partridge

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Pen & Sword Military an imprint of Pen & Sword Books Ltd


224 pages


European history
Modern history to 20th century: c 1700 to c 1900
Battles & campaigns
Military history



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