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The Napoleonic Wars (Kindle)

As Illustrated by J J Jenkins

Napoleonic Battle of Waterloo Military

By J J Jenkins
Imprint: Pen & Sword Military
File Size: 107.1 MB (.mobi)
Pages: 168
ISBN: 9781526717900
eBook Released: 10th January 2019


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Originally published as Martial Achievements of Great Britain and Her Allies From 1799 to 1815, this is one of the most magnificent of all period art books to have been produced. The text is pure British propaganda but is overshadowed by the rarity of the art work. Includes 54 stunning colour plates including a great Wellington portrait, his coat of arms and a list of subscribers to the Martial Achievements.

This is one of the finest books of its type ever produced and an absolute must for the collector of British or Napoleonic military art and literature.

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The Armourer, April 2019

This book not only provides stunning images but also presents the people behind the history from the British military leaders, to the population as a whole. As such it is an enjoyable romp through a series of desperate wars, through some great artwork.

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Jenkins work is simply stunning, I thoroughly enjoyed this illustrated book of his work which details much of the Napoleonic period. At 168 pages it is a powerhouse review of the personalities, locations and events which dominated this period of history. The book details the period of great upheaval which the French Revolution bought forward and the great military response to the French Republic and Napoleon himself.
The art work is sensational, while the supporting text is very detailed and highly accurate. This is a superb companion piece for every single period book that exists, whether your area of expertise is the French or Allies, continental battles or those of the Iberian Peninsula and Waterloo. This work by Jenkins has it all, the color rendering are by far some of the finest I have ever seen anywhere. The written work has an outstanding flow and would serve well as an introductory look into the overall period.
I would more than recommend this work, it would not only be a great collection to your library but essential as a companion to other period books which usually do not contain such a wealth of color. I feel it transport the reader back into the time period and contains dramatic action of the major battles which impacted this period. The greater Pen and Sword Napoleonic period collection is vastly richer with this work included. Great price point for reader as well giving you great bang for your investment.

Richard Wade, Military Historian

This is one of the most magnificent of all period art books ever produced.

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Wargames Illustrated, November 2018

Quite apart from the marvelous artwork by Jenkins this book offers excellent contemporary accounts of the battles of the Napoleonic Wars in which British troops were engaged. The casualty lists are most interesting as is the list of original subscribers to the book when first published.
A magnificent book to slowly idle through and enjoy.

Michael McCarthy
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