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  Peninsular War - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Peninsular War (1808–1814) (known as War of Independence in Spain and as French Invasions in Portugal) was a major conflict during the Napoleonic Wars, fought in the Iberian Peninsula with Spanish, Portuguese, and the British forces fighting against Napoleonic French.
The war destroyed the social and economic fabric of Portugal and Spain and ushered an era of turbulent Liberalism, with major civil wars until 1850, led by officers trained in the Peninsular War.
After the war, they would clash in the Carlist Wars, as the new king Ferdinand VII "the Desired one" (later "the Traitor king"), revoked all the social advances made by the independent Cortes, which were summoned in Cádiz acting on his behalf to coordinate the provincial Juntas and resist the French.
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 Peninsular War
The Peninsular War (1808–1814) was a major conflict during the Napoleonic Wars, fought in the Iberian Peninsula with Spanish, Portuguese, and the British forces fighting against the French.
The Peninsular war went on through the Allied victories of Vera pass, Battle of Nivelle, and the Battle of Nive near Bayonne (December 10 – December 14 1813), the Battle of Orthez (February 27 1814) and the Battle of Toulouse (April 10).
After the war, they would clash in the Carlist Wars, as the new king Ferdinand VII "the Desired one" (and after "the Traitor king"), revoked all the social advances made by the independent Cortes, which were summoned in Cádiz acting on his behalf to coordinate the provincial Juntas and resist the French.
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 Peninsular War   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The Peninsular War (1808-1814) was a major conflict during the Napoleonic Wars.
The force of Soult was intercepted by a mixed Allied force led by William Beresford at Albuera (May 16) and after a bloody battle the French were forced to retreat.
The war in the Iberian Peninsula was geographically over, although the Allied victories at Bayonne (December 10-14), Orthez (February 27, 1814) and Toulouse (April 10) are generally included in the campaign.
www.sciencedaily.com /encyclopedia/peninsular_war   (1282 words)

  
 BBC NEWS | Special Report | 1998 | 10/98 | World War I | The Christmas truce   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
In the Peninsula War British and French Troops at times visited each others lines, drew water at the same wells and even sat around the same campfire sharing their rations and playing cards.
Similar stories are told of the Boer War, in which on one occasion, during a conference of commanders, the rank and file of both sides engaged in a friendly game of football.
There has grown up a belief, even among aficionados of World War I, that the Christmas truce was considered to be so disgraceful and event, one so against the prevailing mood of the time, that all knowledge of it was withheld from the public at home until the war was over.
news.bbc.co.uk /2/hi/special_report/1998/10/98/world_war_i/197627.stm   (939 words)

  
 Civil War Traveler | Virginia | Peninsula Campaign   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Request a free printed full-color map to be sent to you by mail, along with additional materials about visiting Civil War sites in Virginia.
In the early spring of 1862, the Union Army of the Potomac landed at Fort Monroe at the tip of the Virginia "Peninsula" formed by the James and York Rivers.
A Virginia Civil War Trails driving tour connects some of the most significant sites of the campaign from Fort Monroe to Richmond.
www.civilwar-va.com /virginia/va-tidewater/peninsula.html   (1434 words)

  
 Nigeria: Cameroun Bakassi peninsula - No war for oil
In the case of Bakassi for instance, Cameroun has anchored its ownership of the peninsular on the Anglo-German Treaty of 11th March 1913 when both Cameroun and Nigeria were under colonial rule, a treaty which the ICJ has upheld by its recent judgement.
Such a war is not in the interest of the masses but in the interest of the economic and political vampires of both capitalist countries, oil multinationals, arms manufacturers and dealers and imperialism in general.
Instead of supporting such a selfish capitalist war, we in DSM call on Nigerian and Camerounian working people to fight for the right of Bakassians to democratically decide their future through a referendum in which they would be free to choose to belong to Cameroun or Nigeria or stay as an independent nation.
www.socialistworld.net /eng/2002/11/12nigeria.html   (1162 words)

  
 Peninsular War : Peninsula War   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The war was fought in Spain and Portugal (the Iberian peninsula) between native forces of these countries and their allies the British against the French.
Wellesley renewed the Allied advance into Spain just after New Year in 1812, besieging and capturing Ciudad Rodrigo[?] on January 19 and Badajoz, after a costly assault, on April 6, both towns were pillaged by the British troops.
You are in a position to despise a sum which would make me happy, thousand sequins, and lend them to me, and let my wife have the a nature to excite the hilarity of a sufferer from confirmed laughing when I saw how the poor count blushed from shame.
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 British Memoirs of the Napoleonic Wars
Notes: Served in the 1st Battalion; arrived in the Peninsula in 1809 and fought at Busaco, Ciudad Rodrigo, Badajoz (great descriptions of the assault and pillage of the city), Salamanca (great description of being ridden down by French cavalry), the 1813 retreat, and battle for Vitoria and the subsequent looting of the French baggage train.
Served in Hanover, the Baltic, and the Peninsula from 1809 - 1811, with the1st KGL Hussars.
Regiment in the Peninsula from 1811 - 1814; Waterloo.
www.napoleon-series.org /research/eyewitness/c_british.html   (8096 words)

  
 Books Relating to the Peninsular War: Memoirs   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
As a lieutenant in the 24th foot he fought in the Peninsular campaigns between 1809 and 1812, at Talavera, where he was wounded, at Busaco, at the defence of Torres Vedras, at Fuentes d'Onor, and in many minor engagements.
The War in the Peninsula: A Continuation of the Recollections of the Eventful Life of a Soldier.
With The Guns in the Peninsula: The Peninsula War Journal of 2nd Captain William Webber, Royal Artillery.
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 Military - A Quick Primer on the Peninsular War   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Both men were young, dynamic and battle hardened, apparently not enough for the war office which shilly-shallied around and finally appointed a chain of command of eight men led by Sir Hew Dalrymple and Sir Harry Burrard.
It is perhaps this as much as anything that assured Napoleon's downfall for he was fighting on the Eastern front but was unable to throw all his forces there becuase of the niggling of the English gnats to his south.
It is a grim fact that more men were wounded and maimed from the Peninsular War than there were from the Crimean War 50 laters.
homepages.ihug.co.nz /~awoodley/regency/peninsula.html   (2431 words)

  
 ipedia.com: Cádiz Article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
In the Anglo-Spanish War Admiral Robert Blake blockaded Cádiz, during which one of his captains, Richard Stayner destroyed most of the Spanish treasure fleet.
A galleon of treasure was captured, and the overall loss to Spain was estimated at £2,000,000.
Other facts: Cádiz was the seat of the liberal Cortes fighting Joseph I of Spain in the Peninsula war; the Spanish Constitution of 1812 was proclaimed there.
www.ipedia.com /cadiz.html   (409 words)

  
 Peninsula War
The Peninsula War, fought in Spain Portugal during the Napoleonic war.
Showing members of the 10th Hussars during the Peninsula War.
Historical military art print of the 10th Hussars during the Peninsula War, during the retreat from Salamanca to Corunna under General Sir John Moore.
www.armyprints.com /peninsula_war.htm   (1301 words)

  
 Books Relating to the Peninsular War: Histories   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Narrative of the Peninsular War from 1808 to 1813.
Napier, William F. P., Sir, Major-General, K.C.B. History of the War in the Peninsula and the South of France From the Year 1807 to the Year 1814.
Maps and plans, showing the principal movements, battles and sieges, in which the British army was engaged during the war from 1808 to 1814, in the Spanish peninsula and the south of France.
www.menchenbooks.com /biblio/pwgeneral.html   (1316 words)

  
 Military Prints, Peninsula War
Historical military art prints of the Peninsula War including the Battles of Televera, Fuentos d'Onoro, Albuera, Badajoz, San Sebastian, Salamanca and Benevente.
The Peninsula War was a war of contrasts; a war fought in the icy passes of the high Pyrenees and on the burning wastes of the Sierra Morena; a war of infinite cruelty yet remarkable courtesy; a war in which debonair British officers fought alongside ragged Spanish partisans.
His men had also taken the first Imperial eagle of the war which was brought home to England and laid up at Whitehall amidst great pomp and ceremony.
www.war-art.com /battle_of_telavera.htm   (4901 words)

  
 The 1862 Peninsula Campaign   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
He would take the Army of the Potomac, sail it south to the peninsula between the York and James Rivers in Virginia, and rapidly march on to Richmond.
The campaign did not go as planned, however, and the war dragged on for three more bloody years.
You are invited to retrace the steps of the Union and Confederate armies as they made history during the 1862 Peninsula Campaign.
www.peninsulacampaign.org   (144 words)

  
 San Sebastion, Peninsula War
Peninsula War art prints of the Battle of San Sebastian during the Napoleonic Peninsula War by military artist Mark Churms showing the Coldstream Guards at the Storming of San Sebastian.
On these latter two occasions, the close proximity of French relieving armies had forced Wellington to commit his troops to the assault before he was entirely satisfied with the condition of the breaches and as a result heavy casualties were sustained.
San Sebastian was rather a small town, situated on a low, sandy peninsula, dominated by a rocky mountain called Monte Orgullo, upon which was built a castle.
www.war-art.com /san_sebastion.htm   (2603 words)

  
 Korea - Power Elite Set Up For Nuclear World War III
Administration insiders, who are critical of the plan, say it blurs the line between war and peace.
Thus, the war drums on the Korean Peninsula are being beaten loudly and clearly, with all parties getting ready to fight a "hair-raising" nuclear war.
However, the Korean Peninsula war was not supposed to start until the Middle East had exploded into all-out conflagration.
www.rense.com /general39/ww3.htm   (1453 words)

  
 Timeline 1811-1820
He was active in the movement to outlaw war, opposed the Mexican War and was a founder in 1848 of the Free-Soil party.
The term "war hawk" was first used by John Randolph in reference to those Republicans who were pro-war in the years leading up to the War of 1812.
During the Napoleonic Wars a British naval officer proposed the use of saturation bombing and chemical warfare to undermine the strength of Emperor Napoleon.
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 korean peninsula cold war: findmyessays.com- find your essays, find your term papers, find your book reports, find your ...
The war turned into a stalemate with fighting limited to Korean peninsula, and the major adversaries—the US, China, and the Soviet Union agreeing tacitly to avoid escalation.
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 Battle of Vittoria, Peninsula War
The Battle of Vittoria, Peninsula War in historical Napoleonic art print the Battle of Vittoria by Thomas Jones Barker, shows the Duke of Wellington and his general staff directing the British cavalry during the battle of Vittoria.
The Allied siege operations provided one of the more unhappier sides to the campaign in the Peninsula but at least the army was successful on three occasions, albeit after some tremendous bludgeoning which cost the lives of hundreds of British soldiers.
At Burgos, however, the operation was flawed from the start and a combination of bad weather, inadequate siege train and plain bad mismanagement caused a despondent Wellington to abandon the dreary place on October 19th.
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 Asia Times: 'Sunshine Policy' to end peninsula's Cold War
Back to the main focus of today's topic, the two major goals that President Kim Dae-jung, the first Nobel Peace Prize recipient of the new century and new millennium, set out to achieve during his tenure, are rather straightforward.
Externally, he wants to remove the last vestige of the Cold War from the Korean peninsula by implementing the Sunshine Policy which I will address in the second half of my speech.
By visiting each other and exchanging views, both Koreas would be able to achieve peace instead of war, reconciliation instead of confrontation, and cooperation instead of hostility.
www.atimes.com /koreas/BL15Dg04.html   (3188 words)

  
 North Korea Warns of War on Peninsula - nV News Forums
Warning that the danger of war on the Korean peninsula "is snowballing," Vice Foreign Minister Choe Su Hon blamed the United States for intensifying threats to attack the communist nation and destroying the basis for negotiations to resolve the dispute over Pyongyang's nuclear program.
They rattled their sabres in the early 90's and it paid off, CLinton bought them off, and they are simply looking to cash in again...
Not to mention the fact that their country would be instantly vaporized should they choose to launch a missile at the US.
www.nvnews.net /vbulletin/showthread.php?t=37602   (1988 words)

  
 Waterloo Books
The climax and decisive conclusion of more than twenty years of war, it was indeed a close-run affair, matching two of the world's greatest generals - Napoleon and Wellington.
The Dictionary of the Napoleonic Wars is a complete, concise reference work which covers all the warring nations, their important soldiers, sailors, strategies, armaments ans the battles that shaped Napoleon's career.
There are portraits of hundreds of noteworthy characters, and to overcome the tendency of a dictionary to fragment its subject, the author has included large-scale entries on topics of general importance from Coalitions and Coups d'Etat to the French Revolution and the Duke of Wellington.
www.battle-of-waterloo.com /waterloo_books.htm   (1075 words)

  
 nV News Forums - North Korea Warns of War on Peninsula
North Korea said earlier this year that it had reprocessed the spent nuclear fuel rods and was increasing its "nuclear deterrent" but had not provided any details.
They are nothing but a poor thrid world commie country with some rich asshole dictator ruling it, shouting at the rest of the world for being better than him.
I think NK is a VERY delicate situation and a clear threat but I feel what is happening in Iran poses more of a clear and present threat to US security due to what is going on in the whole Middle Eastern region.
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 TheKSBWChannel.com - Iraq - War Prolongs Peninsula Tourism Slump   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Many were hoping for a quick victory in Iraq, followed by a speedy economic recovery at home, but those hopes are fading fast in the face of a war that may last longer than many anticipated.
Business leaders had been bracing for the start of the war, fearing that a siege mentality would keep many from traveling.
But the reality was worse than even they imagined, as many hotels sat half-empty on the first weekend of the war.
www.theksbwchannel.com /iraq/2071744/detail.html   (295 words)

  
 KoreaTimes : Observers Predict Heavy Casualties in Peninsula War   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Seoul (Yonhap) -- Long-time foreign observers of Korean affairs are concerned with North Korea's recent threats and warn that any war on the Korean Peninsula would cause tremendous civilian deaths, the military newspaper Stars and Stripes reported Sunday in its Internet edition.
However, North Korea is believed to have the world's third largest stockpile of chemical weapons and is also suspected of possessing anthrax, sarin and nerve agents.
Experts hope that North Korea's knowledge of the severe outcome of a conflict on the Korean Peninsula would be the most powerful deterrent against war, the paper said.
times.hankooki.com /lpage/200302/kt2003021017172010230.htm   (436 words)

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