The Peninsular War (Kindle)
A Battlefield Guide
A new battlefield guide to the Peninsular War is long overdue. Modern development in Spain and Portugal has encroached on many of the battlefields, new research has questioned established interpretations of events, and there is a broader appreciation of the parts played by all the armies involved - the French on one side and the Spanish, Portuguese and British on the other.
Andrew Rawson, in this highly illustrated and practical guide, offers a wide-ranging, up-to-date and balanced account of this prolonged conflict, and he guides the reader and the visitor across the terrain over which the armies marched and fought. He reconstructs the major battles in graphic detail, and provides practical tours of the major battlefields and campaigns. Also included are sections examining the armies, the military organization and tactics of the time and the role of the Spanish guerrillas.
This guide to the Peninsular War will be essential reading for anyone who wants a concise and accessible introduction to the conflict, and it will serve as an invaluable reference guide for visitors who want to explore the sites of the fighting two centuries ago.
A very useful guide book for anyone wanting to visit the British battlefields of the Peninsular war.History of War.org
Throuhout the narrative of the allied and French forces' back-and-forth progress, The Peninsular War: A Battlefield Guide provides to the reader detailed military maps as well as current photos of the old battlefields, plus useful information on those historical places and their monuments. Napoleonic scholars planning to tour to the Iberian Peninsula will find the book extremely useful in making their travel plans.Thomas Zacharis