Napoleon's German Division in Spain

Volume II: The Germans in Catalonia 1808-1813

This second volume of the woes of the Germans in Spain concentrates on those unfortunate enough to have been thrown into the mincing machine of Catalonia and, in particular, the worst-managed operations of the entire peninsular war: the French sieges of Girona.
Publication date:
April 2014
Publisher :
Ken Trotman Books
Language:
English
Illustration :
18 colour plates, over 50 b/w illustrations of uniforms, flags, etc.; 7 maps, 12 orders of battle, 6 tables 7 maps, 12 orders of battle, 6 tables
Format Available     Quantity Price
Hardback
ISBN : 9781907417467

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£45.00

Overview
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This second volume of the woes of the Germans in Spain concentrates on those unfortunate enough to have been thrown into the mincing machine of Catalonia and, in particular, the worst-managed operations of the entire peninsular war: the French sieges of Girona. This city was to become the grave of almost the entire German contingent and many others besides. Extracts from the diaries of participants in this grim fiasco give a totally chilling glimpse into the horrors of siege warfare. In contrast, reports of the operations of Spanish regiments, who acted together with Royal Naval support of the eastern coast of Spain open a window onto the world of highly mobile raids into the French lines of communication there, which helped tie down many thousands of French troops, who should have been conquering the remaining free areas of southern and eastern Spain. Includes 11 colour plates by Bob Marrion of uniforms, based on Ludwig Scharf's interpretations from on-the-spot sketches