Salamanca 1812

Wellington Crushes Marmont

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Osprey's study of Salamanca (1812), the most decisive battle of the entire Peninsular War (1808-1814). Wellington smashed Marmont's French Army and his pursuit of its shattered remnants led to the famous cavalry charge of the King's German Legion at Garcia Hernandez. There would be two more years of sieges and hard fighting before the Iron Duke crossed the Pyrenees into France but from Salamanca the British and their Portuguese and Spanish allies always had the upper hand. Ian Fletcher examines this important battle in detail and also discusses the campaign which led up to it.

Table of Contents

Introduction/Opposing Plans/The Campaign/The Opposing Commanders/The Battle/Garcia Hernandez/Aftermath/The Battlefield Today/Chronology/Order of Battle/Further Reading/Wargaming Salamanca

Product details

Published Sep 15 1997
Format Paperback
Edition 1st
Extent 96
ISBN 9781855326040
Imprint Osprey Publishing
Illustrations 70 b/w; 22 col
Dimensions 10 x 7 inches
Series Campaign
Short code CAM 48
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing

About the contributors


Ian Fletcher

Ian Fletcher has established a reputation as a Nap…


Bill Younghusband

Bill Younghusband was born in 1936. He was educate…


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