ON THE ROAD WITH WELLINGTON: The Diary of a War Commissary in the Peninsular Campaigns

The remarkable memoirs of August Schaumann capture the life and adventures of a junior officer in the British Army as he endures the drama and agonies of the fierce struggle in Spain, Portugal and the south of France between 1808 and 1814. Schaumann took part in Sir John Moore’s ill-fated campaign in Spain, was present at the ‘bloody battle of Talavera’, witnessed the battle of Bussaco and invasion of Portugal, fought at Fuentes d‘Onoro and Vittoria, and accompanied the Allied forces into France itself in 1814.