Badajoz 1812 analyses the storming of Badajoz, 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

Ciudad Rodrigo and Badajoz today

Product details

Published Aug 20 2012
Format Ebook (Epub & Mobi)
Edition 1st
Extent 98
ISBN 9781782001966
Imprint Osprey Publishing
Illustrations 64 b/w; 32 col
Series Campaign
Short code CAM 65
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing

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