The Napoleonic Wars was truly a world-wide conflict and Britain found itself engaged in battles, sieges and amphibious operations around the globe. Following every battle the commanding officer submitted a report back to the Admiralty or the War Office. Presented here together for the first time are those original despatches from some forty generals, captains and admirals detailing more than eighty battles that took place in India, Africa, Europe and the Americas.
This unique collection of original documents has proven to be an invaluable resource for historians, students and all those interested in what was one of the most important periods in British military and naval history.
BRITISH BATTLES OF THE NAPOLEONIC WARS 1793-1806
Hardback 210 pages + colour plates
BRITISH BATTLES OF THE NAPOLEONIC WARS 1807-1815
Hardback 196 pages + colour plates
Included are some of Britain’s most famous battles, such as Waterloo, as well as less well-known but equally important engagements which resulted in the capture of the islands and territories which helped form the greatest empire the world has ever known.
The 2 Volume set Despatches From The Front BRITISH BATTLES OF THE NAPOLEONIC WARS 1793-1815
The 89 battles selected (53 in the first book and 36 in the second) include the well-known such as Glorious First of June, Cape St Vincent, The Nile, Alexandria, Trafalgar, Coruña, Talavera, Salamanca, Vitoria, Toulouse and, of course, Waterloo. However, less well-known actions are also included, with some relating to defeats for British arms, such as the battles of Bergen, Alkmaar and Castricum (1799) The Battle of Grand Port 1810, And the capture of Flushing