A History of the Peninsular War, Volume IV: December 1810-December 1811: Massena's Retreat, Fuentes de Onoro, Albuera, Tarragona

  • Title: A History of the Peninsular War, Volume IV: December 1810-December 1811: Massena's Retreat, Fuentes de Onoro, Albuera, Tarragona
  • Author: Charles William Chadwick Oman
  • ISBN: 9781853676185
  • Page: 275
  • Format: Paperback
  • A History of the Peninsular War Volume IV December December Massena s Retreat Fuentes de Onoro Albuera Tarragona Volume IV covers the period during which Portugal was finally secured from the danger of French conquest French successes in Spain continued but the army under Massena was forced finally to retreat fr
    Volume IV covers the period during which Portugal was finally secured from the danger of French conquest French successes in Spain continued but the army under Massena was forced finally to retreat from Portugal The Allied offensive began to gather momentum, although their attempt to recapture Badajoz was unsuccessful Beresford s campaign on the southern frontier of PorVolume IV covers the period during which Portugal was finally secured from the danger of French conquest French successes in Spain continued but the army under Massena was forced finally to retreat from Portugal The Allied offensive began to gather momentum, although their attempt to recapture Badajoz was unsuccessful Beresford s campaign on the southern frontier of Portugal included one of the hardest fought actions of the era, the Battle of Albuera, and Graham s victory at Barrosa aided the long running defence of Cadiz against the French siege Wellington saw victory at Fuentes de Onoro, and smaller scale successes for the British Army also occurred at E1 Bodon, Sabugal and Arroyo dos Molinos.

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    About Charles William Chadwick Oman


    1. See also Charles Oman.Sir Charles William Chadwick Oman was a British military historian of the early 20th century His reconstructions of medieval battles from the fragmentary and distorted accounts left by chroniclers were pioneering His style is an invigorating mixture of historical accuracy and emotional highlights, and it makes his narratives, though founded on deep research, often read as smoothly as fiction, especially in his History of the Peninsular War Occasionally, his interpretations have been challenged, especially his widely copied thesis that British troops defeated their Napoleonic opponents by firepower alone Paddy Griffith, among modern historians, claims the British infantry s discipline and willingness to attack were equally important.He was born in India, the son of a British planter, and was educated at Oxford University, where he studied under William Stubbs In 1881 he was elected to a Prize Fellowship at All Souls College, where he would remain for the rest of his career.He was elected the Chichele Professor of modern history at Oxford in 1905, in succession to Montagu Burrows He was also elected to the FBA that year, serving as President of the Royal Historical and Numismatic societies, and of the Royal Archaeological Institute.His academic career was interrupted by the First World War, during which he was employed by the government Press Bureau and Foreign Office.Oman was a Conservative member of Parliament for the University of Oxford constituency from 1919 to 1935, and was knighted in 1920.He became an honorary fellow of New College in 1936 and received the honorary degrees of DCL Oxford, 1926 and LL.D Edinburgh, 1911 and Cambridge, 1927 He died at Oxford.Two of his children became authors Son Charles wrote several volumes on British silverware and similar housewares Daughter Carola was notable for her biographies, especially that of Nelson.


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    1. As a total work this is possibly the greatest historical work ever written. It is still as readable and accurate as ever but of course the deeper you go the more detail there is to explore and this accounts for the quite unjustified criticism that everyone want to level at Oman

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    2. It's a while since I read any of the seven volumes of Oman's monumental History of the Peninsular War. Volume 4 covers the French retreat from the Lines of Torres Vedras along with the major battles of Fuentes de Onoro and Albuera - along with enormous amounts of detail for what was going on throughout the Peninsular at the same time.Despite the claims of recent history to be 'revisionist' and re-evaluate the Spanish contribution to the war I find Oman's approach unproblematic. He covers the Spa [...]

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    3. Volume 4 of the most comprehensive history of the Peninsular War written in the English language. Oman's research was detailed and broad-ranging and he covers all aspects of this complex war in detail. 1811 was in many respects the turning point and Oman shows how all the different aspects of the allied military effort combined to force the French armies on to the defensive in all but one of the Peninsular theatres.Oman's fluent language makes this mammoth work a delight to read.

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