Peninsular War 200
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The Peninsular War Atlas
To commemorate the Bicentenary of the Peninsular War, the first ever fully comprehensive Atlas of the entire conflict.
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The Peninsular War saw some of the bloodiest fighting of the Napoleonic Wars. Despite the exposure given to this theatre, the soldiers who fought there have received little public recognition. The bicentennial commemorations aim to bring the war to a wider audience, bringing the Spanish, Portuguese and British together in remembering the dead, and re-examining the war in a balanced way. This atlas has been put together over the last decade by Colonel Nick Lipscombe of the British Army, who is based in Spain and is the chairman of Peninsular War 200, the official organisation in charge of the commemorations. His 30 years of military service have allowed him to bring a unique perspective to this first complete atlas of the war. Using original research to construct 160 new maps of the war, Nick has re-evaluated several battles in collaboration with Spanish authorities and academics, and presents new interpretations of the sources. The maps are accompanied by a text narrating the entire war. With a foreword by the current Duke of Wellington and an introduction by Professor Charles Esdaile, this 384-page, slip-cased book is an essential addition to the library of any serious student of the Napoleonic Wars.
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