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The Life of Sir John Moore (Paperback)

Not a Drum Was Heard

Military > Pre-WWI > Napoleonic

By Roger Day
Imprint: Pen & Sword Military
Pages: 256
Illustrations: 32 black and white illustrations
ISBN: 9781526796530
Published: 13th October 2020



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Roger Day sets the historical background of the Peninsula War with admirable clarity and shows how and why the British Army owes so much to this remarkable man who died so tragically at Corunna at the age of only 48, after conducting the remarkable retreat from Corunna.

Referenced in ‘further reading’ part of ‘Sir John Moore and the Battle of Coruna’ article

Military History Monthly, October/November 2021

Wellington said he owed his subsequent success to Moore. His generalship has for too long been overlooked, largely because of the contemporary political attacks, but Roger Day has now restored him to his proper place in the history of the Napoleonic wars in an excellent biography.

Military History Matters

About Roger Day

Jon Day is a civil servant who has worked for the Ministry of Defence, the Foreign Office, NATO and the Cabinet Office. This study was begun during a sabbatical Fellowship at Harvard University. Jon lives in Hampshire with his wife and daughter

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