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BOY IN THE PENINSULAR WAR, THE SERVICES, ADVENTURES, AND EXPERIENCES OF ROBERT BLACKENEY SUBALTERN IN THE 28TH REGIMENT

BOY IN THE PENINSULAR WAR, THE SERVICES, ADVENTURES, AND EXPERIENCES OF ROBERT BLACKENEY SUBALTERN IN THE 28TH REGIMENT  

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Charmingly written memoir of an Irish subaltern who enlisted in the 28th infantry regiment at the tender age of fifteen and served throughout the Peninsular War under both Sir John Moore and the Duke of Wellington.
The Peninsular War was the first of Britain's many foreign conflicts in which increasing literacy produced a bumper crop of memoirs, not only by Generals and senior officers, but by ordinary rankers and subalterns too. This book is one of the very best. It's author, Robert Blakeney, enlisted in 1804 in the 28th regiment of Infantry as an Irish boy at the tender age of fifteen. As such, he was in at the beginning of the long war in the Iberian peninsular, and stuck through to the end, witnessing at first hand the changing fortunes of war. He was with Sir John Moore in his advance - and in his fatal retreat to Corunna. When Wellington took command, Blakeney served under him at the battles of Arroyo Molinos and the siege of Badajoz; crossed the Pyrenees and took part in one of the war's final battles at Nivelle. Apart from his own experiences and adventures, Blakeney gives unvarnished pen portraits of many of the Iron Duke's great subordinates, including Generals Picton, Paget and Hill. For all Napoelonic fans this charming memoir is a must.



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Product Code: 10316
Author: Edited by Julian Sturgis
Format: 2007 N & M Press reprint (original 1899). SB.xviii+382 pp. Published Price £14.50
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