Badajoz 1812

Wellington's bloodiest siege

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Badajoz 1812

Wellington's bloodiest siege

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The storming of Badajoz was an epic action which involved Wellington's infantry in some of the most savage hand-to hand fighting of the whole Peninsular War. At appalling cost in a nightmare assault during the night of the 6 April 1812, Wellington's soldiers hacked their way over the bodies of their dead and wounded and through the huge medieval walls of the town. These were held with great tenacity, skill and courage by a resolute French and German garrison. Having stormed the town the battle-crazed army went berserk and the horrors of the sacking which followed, as much as the sublime courage of the attackers, have passed into legend.

Table of Contents

The Peninsular War/The Opposing Commanders/The Opposing Armies/Siege Warfare/The Siege of Ciudad Rodrigo/The March South/Badajoz: The Town/The Besieged and the Besiegers/The Siege of Badajoz/The Assault/The sacking of Badajoz/Aftermath/Ciudad Rodrigo and Badajoz today/Glossary/Bibliography

Product details

Published 15 Nov 1999
Format Paperback
Edition 1st
Extent 98
ISBN 9781855329577
Imprint Osprey Publishing
Illustrations 64 b/w; 32 col
Dimensions 248 x 184 mm
Series Campaign
Short code CAM 65
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing

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