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The Resource Salamanca 1812 : Rory Muir

Salamanca 1812 : Rory Muir

Label
Salamanca 1812 : Rory Muir
Title
Salamanca 1812
Title remainder
Rory Muir
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • "This book examines in detail the celebrated battle of Salamanca, the critical British victory that proved crushing to French pride and morale during the Peninsular War (1808-1814). Focusing on the day of the battle, Rory Muir skilfully conveys the experience of ordinary soldiers on both sides, dissects each phase of the fighting and explores the crucial decisions made by each commander. He employs wide-ranging British and French sources - many unpublished or obscure - to reconstruct every aspect of the battle. Having walked the battlefield itself, a site which remains today much as it was in 1812, Muir relates the ebb and flow of the battle with particular vividness
  • In separate commentary sections he evaluates the sources and indicates the inevitable contradictions and gaps in evidence that have emerged during his research. Complete with maps, battleground plans, line drawings and photographs, this compelling book provides acute analysis of a single day in Salamanca that changed European history."--Jacket
  • "This book examines in detail the celebrated battle of Salamanca, the critical British victory that proved crushing to French pride and morale during the Peninsular War (1808-1814). Focusing on the day of the battle, Rory Muir skilfully conveys the experience of ordinary soldiers on both sides, dissects each phase of the fighting and explores the crucial decisions made by each commander. He employs wide-ranging British and French sources - many unpublished or obscure - to reconstruct every aspect of the battle. Having walked the battlefield itself, a site which remains today much as it was in 1812, Muir relates the ebb and flow of the battle with particular vividness. In separate commentary sections he evaluates the sources and indicates the inevitable contradictions and gaps in evidence that have emerged during his research. Complete with maps, battleground plans, line drawings and photographs, this compelling book provides acute analysis of a single day in Salamanca that changed European history."--BOOK JACKET
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1962-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Muir, Rory
Dewey number
940.2/7
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plans
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
DC233.S2
LC item number
M85 2001
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Salamanca, Battle of, Salamanca, Spain, 1812
  • Wellington, Arthur Wellesley
Label
Salamanca 1812 : Rory Muir
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [296]-307) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Ch. 5.
  • Leith and Maucune
  • Ch. 6.
  • Le Marchant and the Destruction of the French Left
  • Ch. 7.
  • Collapse and Recovery in the Centre
  • Ch. 8.
  • Pack's Attack on the Greater Arapile
  • Ch. 9.
  • Ferey and the French Last Stand
  • Ch. 1.
  • Ch. 10.
  • Foy and the French Retreat
  • Ch. 11.
  • The Victory
  • Ch. 12.
  • The Aftermath
  • Ch. 13.
  • Consequences
  • App. I.
  • Casualties Suffered on 18 July 1812
  • The Campaign
  • App. II.
  • Allied Strength and Losses
  • App. III.
  • French Strength and Losses
  • App. IV.
  • Letter Describing the Battle
  • Henry Campbell
  • App. V.
  • The Battlefield Today
  • Ch. 2.
  • Armies and Generals
  • Ch. 3.
  • Preliminary Manoeuvres and Skirmishing: Morning and Early Afternoon
  • Ch. 4.
  • Pakenham and Thomieres
Control code
47168659
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiv, 322 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780300087192
Isbn Type
(cloth)
Lccn
2001026883
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps, plans
Label
Salamanca 1812 : Rory Muir
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [296]-307) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Ch. 5.
  • Leith and Maucune
  • Ch. 6.
  • Le Marchant and the Destruction of the French Left
  • Ch. 7.
  • Collapse and Recovery in the Centre
  • Ch. 8.
  • Pack's Attack on the Greater Arapile
  • Ch. 9.
  • Ferey and the French Last Stand
  • Ch. 1.
  • Ch. 10.
  • Foy and the French Retreat
  • Ch. 11.
  • The Victory
  • Ch. 12.
  • The Aftermath
  • Ch. 13.
  • Consequences
  • App. I.
  • Casualties Suffered on 18 July 1812
  • The Campaign
  • App. II.
  • Allied Strength and Losses
  • App. III.
  • French Strength and Losses
  • App. IV.
  • Letter Describing the Battle
  • Henry Campbell
  • App. V.
  • The Battlefield Today
  • Ch. 2.
  • Armies and Generals
  • Ch. 3.
  • Preliminary Manoeuvres and Skirmishing: Morning and Early Afternoon
  • Ch. 4.
  • Pakenham and Thomieres
Control code
47168659
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiv, 322 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780300087192
Isbn Type
(cloth)
Lccn
2001026883
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps, plans

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