Basing his story on contemporary letters, diaries and reports and a comprehensive bibliography, John Mollo takes the reader into the heart of the Hussar Brigade in peace and war, depicting its many colourful characters with a sure hand and describing every facet of day-to-day life, in barracks and on the battlefield. This is a story based on the harsh realities of war in the early years of the nineteenth century. Written with great elegance, the touch of a natural story teller and the imprint of a true lover and student of military history, this is a book to treasure.
FROM CORUNNA TO WATERLOO With the Hussars 1808 to 1815
The Hussar Brigade played a fittingly dashing role in the Peninsular War and beyond to Waterloo. Basing his account on letters, diaries and contemporary reports, historian John Mollo offers a full blooded portait of the cavalry’s role in the conflict.