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Portuguese Army of the Napoleonic Wars (2) : 1806-1815

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Portuguese Army of the Napoleonic Wars (2) : 1806-1815

Portuguese Army of the Napoleonic Wars (2) : 1806-1815 By Rene Chartrand, Bill Younghusband
2000 | 48 Pages | ISBN: 1855329816 | PDF | 3 MB


Osprey are confident in boasting that this remarkable three-part study will transform the research material available to the English-speaking student of the Peninsular War (1808-1814). Most know that Wellington's Portuguese troops were praised as the 'fighting cocks' of his army; fewer appreciate that they represented between half and one-third of his entire forces. Similarly, most uniform historians have been limited to a few half-understood paintings by Dighton, and brief notes from secondary sources. René Chartrand's recent primary research in Portuguese and British archives now offers a wealth of important new material. This second volume covers the light infantry, cavalry, specialist corps and several supporting military and civilian departments