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Talavera (Hardback)

Napoleonic

By Andrew Field
Imprint: Pen & Sword Military
Pages: 224
ISBN: 9781844152681
Published: 17th November 2005
Last Released: 1st August 2007

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The Battle of Talavera was one of the key confrontations of the Peninsular War. In a bloody contest the British and Spanish under Wellesley and Cuesta won a tactical victory over the French forces of Victor and Joseph Bonaparte. The battle was the climax of the offensive launched by Wellesley and his Spanish allies to expel the French from Madrid. Andrew Field's graphic analysis is the first full-length reassessment to be published in recent times. Using documentary records, eyewitness accounts and a painstaking study of the terrain, he reconstructs the action in vivid detail and questions assumptions about the event that have grown up over the last 200 years. He also provides an extensive tour of the battlefield.

Here, in the first full length account of arguably one of Wellesley’s greatest battles, the author, using documentary records, a range of eyewitness accounts and a study of the terrain over which the fighting raged, the author has produced a detailed account of the action.

Stuart Asquith, freelancer and author

About Andrew Field

Andrew Field MBE is a former British army officer whose travels around the world have given him a unique opportunity to explore battlefields from ancient history to present times. He has always harboured a special fascination for the Napoleonic Wars. In particular he has reassessed Napoleon's campaigns in 1814 and 1815, and has carried out extensive research into Wellington's battles in the Peninsula. His books include Talavera: Wellington's First Victory in Spain, Waterloo: The French Perspective and Prelude to Waterloo: Quatre Bras.

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