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by Charles Oman

  • ISBN: 1853672149
  • Category: History
  • Author: Charles Oman
  • Subcategory: Europe
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  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Greenhill Press; 2 edition (May 1995)
  • Pages: 656 pages
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Sir Charles Oman's seven-volume history of the campaign is an unrivalled and essential work. Oman was a Conservative member of Parliament for the University of Oxford constituency from 1919 to 1935, and was knighted in 1920. The first part of this classic work provides the background to the war and its origins, and covers the early stages of the conflict.

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Book 1 of 7 in A History of the Peninsular War (7 Book Series). Starting with the French claim of securing Portugal, the holding of the Spanish king & reagent and General Moore's campaign.

The 1807-1814 war in the Iberian Peninsula was one of the most significant and influential campaigns of the Napoleonic Wars. Arising from Napoleon's strategic necessity to impose his rule over Portugal andSpain, it evolved into a constant drain on his resources. Sir Charles Oman's seven volume history of the campaign is an unrivalled and essential work.

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Read unlimited books and audiobooks on the web, iPad, iPhone and Android. Illustrated with 9 maps and 2 portraits The 1807-14 war in the Iberian Peninsula was one of the most significant and influential campaigns of the Napoleonic Wars. Arising from Napoleon's strategic need to impose his rule over Portugal and Spain, it evolved into a constant drain on his resources. Sir Charles Oman's seven-volume history of the campaign is an unrivalled and essential work.

The first part of Sir Charles Oman's classic history provides the background to the war and its origins, and covers the early stages of the conflict

The first part of Sir Charles Oman's classic history provides the background to the war and its origins, and covers the early stages of the conflict. Sir Charles Oman's History of the Peninsular War Volume I: 1807-1809 from the Treaty of Fontainebleau to the Battle of Corunna.

The Peninsular War (1807–1814) was a military conflict fought by Bourbon Spain and Portugal, assisted by the United Kingdom, against the invading and occupying forces of the First French Empire for control of the Iberian Peninsula during the Napoleon.

The Peninsular War (1807–1814) was a military conflict fought by Bourbon Spain and Portugal, assisted by the United Kingdom, against the invading and occupying forces of the First French Empire for control of the Iberian Peninsula during the Napoleonic Wars.

the French surrender at Baylen, and Sir John Moore's terrible retreat, ending with his death in the hour of victory at the Battle of Corunna

the French surrender at Baylen, and Sir John Moore's terrible retreat, ending with his death in the hour of victory at the Battle of Corunna. About the Author: Sir Charles Oman was one of Britain's greatest and most celebrated historians.

The first part of Oman's classic history provides the background to the war and its origins, and covers the early stages of the conflict. Introducing the subject and many of its main players, this volume recounts the French invasion of Portugal and the forcible deposition of the Spanish royal family, the beginning of Spanish popular resistance, the arrival of the British in the Iberian Peninsula, the first victories of Sir Arthur Wellesley (the future Duke of Wellington), Napoleon's personal participation in the Spanish campaign, the French surrender at Baylen, and Sir John Moore's terrible retreat, ending with his death in the hour of victory at the Battle of Corunna.
Reviews about A History of the Peninsular War 1807-1809: From the Treaty of Fontainebleau to the Battle of Corunna (7):
Yahm
"A History of the Peninsular War, Volumes 1-7" is the 1995 Greenhill reprint of Sir Charles Oman's magnificent and still highly readable study, of current interest during the bicentennial of the conflict. British scholar Oman spent thirty years researching and writing his history, releasing the first volume in 1902 and the last in 1930. Oman was an exhaustive, even-handed researcher by the standards of his day, and a master of narrative history. Some of his material is now dated or has been superceded by more recent interpretation, but his history is still the starting point for many modern scholars.

The Peninsular War of 1808-1814, Napoleon's "Spanish ulcer", was a costly campaign to add Portugal and Spain to the Emperor's continental system. French Imperial occupation was opposed by Portuguese and Spanish troops and irregulars, and by a British expeditionary force, famously led by Lieutenent General Sir Arthur Wellesley, the future Duke of Wellington.

This history begins with Napoleon's machinations against the Spanish and Portuguese monarchies, followed by French invasion and Spanish insurrection. A first British intervention led to the liberation of Portugal, and an abortive British campaign in Spain. Succeeding volumes of the history track Spanish efforts to craft political governance and military resistance to French occupation, with mixed results. The narrative also tracks, with increasing emphasis, the survival and success of an Anglo-Portuguese army under Wellington, which thwarted two more French invasions of Portugal. An increasingly confident Wellington and his battle-hardened army eventually shifted the conflict into Spain, and then into France in 1813 and 1814.

"A History of the Peninsular War" is very highly recommended to students of the conflict, not least for its often thrilling narrative of an outstanding example of expeditionary warfare by the British Army, under one of its Great Captains.
Granijurus
This is the third volume of Sir Charles Oman's masterful "A History of the Peninsular War", his narrative of the struggle for the Iberian peninsula between Napoleon's Imperial French forces and Wellington's Anglo-Portuguese Army and his Spanish allies.

Volume Three covers the crisis of a long war, as Wellington retreated into Portuguese after the Talavera Campaign of 1809. Marshal Messina followed him into Portugal at the head of a massive French force, the third such invasion in as many years. Wellington's army would administer a sharp tactical defeat to Messina and his fellow French marshals at the Bussaco Ridge, one of the finest natural defensive positions on the Peninsula. Wellington then retired his army behind the Lines of Torres Vedras, a huge defensive line whose presence and magnitude was a shock and a surprise to the French. Messina would attempt a siege of the lines that lasted into the spring of 1810.

Oman provides some fascinating analysis of Wellington's decision to defend at Bussaco and then to fall back into the Line of Torres Vedras, but he also covers the fighting between French and Spanish forces away from Wellington's army. The French army expended much effort trying to consolidate their hold on Spain. Spanish forces fought indifferently well, losing many battles but preserving the vital stronghold of the provisional Spanish government at Cadiz, thus ensuring the war would continue.

Oman first published this volume in 1908, after years of research. It remains both a viable resournce on the war and an excellent read, and is highly recommended to students of the Peninsular War.
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British historian Sir Charles Oman spent thirty years researching and writing his superb history of the Peninsular War. It is still a highly readable account and a starting point for modern scholars. This collection consists of the original seven volumes of the history, plus a separate volume on the British Army in the Peninsula, and a biography of prominent British officers who served in the war.

In his history, Oman describes the struggle of Spain, Portugal and Britain to end French occupation of the Iberian Peninsula between 1808 to 1814. Napoleon's machinations in 1808 to replace the Royal family of Spain with one of his brothers led to insurrection and war in Spain, and to three separate invasions of Portugal. It also led to the dispatch of a British expeditionary force to Portugal. Under Lieutenant General Sir Arthur Wellesley, the future Duke of Wellington, a legendarily tough Anglo-Portuguese Army would eventually fight its way into Spain for a fateful confrontation with French troops under King Joseph Bonaparte.

Although the Peninsular War was a side show compared to the titanic battles that took place in Central Europe, the long and savage conflict proved to be a huge drain on the military resources of France, Napoleon's "Spanish ulcer." Oman's account is reasonably even-handed, exploring the decision-making by the participants and the waging of a full-spectrum conflict. The terms "guerilla" and "guerilla warfare" had their origin in the Spanish insurrection. There are also lessons here for the modern military professional on the conduct of extended expeditionary warfare. Not least, Oman's gift for narrative history turns a long war into an engaging epic clash of heroic individuals and armies. Highly recommended, even in used condition.

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