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  Books on the Peninsular War 1808-1814
MST Publishing specialises in reproducing in small numbers, extremely rare books concerned with the British army during the Peninsular War, 1808-1814.
This is not a commercial concern, but is the work of an enthusiast of this period who is trying to make some of the rarer texts available to other enthusiasts (whilst making a bit of money).
Strictures on Napiers History of the Peninsular War.
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  Peninsular War - LoveToKnow 1911
This important war, the conduct and result of which greatly enhanced the prestige of British arms, had for its main object the freedom of the Peninsula of Spain and Portugal from the domination of Napoleon; and hence it deri'ves its name, though it terminated upon the soil of France.
Thus, in the last great battle of the war, the courage and resolution of the soldiers of the Peninsular army were conspicuously illustrated.
The events of the Peninsular War, especially as narrated in the Wellington Despatches, are replete with instruction not only for the soldier, but also for the civil administrator.
www.1911encyclopedia.org /Peninsular_War   (9370 words)

 Peninsular War - Search Results - MSN Encarta
Peninsular War, phase of the Napoleonic Wars fought in the Iberian Peninsula by Great Britain, Portugal, and Spanish guerrillas against Napoleonic...
In 1808 the Peninsular War began, a conflict that involved Britain, Portugal, and Spanish guerrillas against Napoleonic France.
The Peninsular War (1808 1814) was a major conflict during the Napoleonic Wars, fought on the Iberian Peninsula by an alliance of Spain, Portugal, and Britain against the Napoleonic French Empire...
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  CalendarHome.com - - Calendar Encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
The Peninsular War was one of the first wars of national liberation and the first guerrilla conflict (a term coined for this war).
The war destroyed the social and economic fabric of Portugal and Spain and ushered an era of turbulent major civil wars between Liberalism and Absolutism until 1850, led by officers trained in the Peninsular War.
The Peninsular War went on through the Allied victories of Vera pass, Battle of Nivelle, and the Battle of Nive near Bayonne (December 10–14 1813), the Battle of Orthez (February 27, 1814) and the Battle of Toulouse (April 10).
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 Kids.Net.Au - Encyclopedia > Peninsular War   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
The Peninsular War (1808-1814) was a major conflict during the larger Napoleonic Wars.
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.
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.kids.net.au /encyclopedia-wiki/pe/Peninsular_War   (999 words)

 The Peninsular War 1808-1814
The scale of the war in the Peninsula escalated as a Spanish victory over Dupont at Bailén in July was answered by Napoleon's arrival in Spain at the head of 200,000 veteran troops.
With Prussia re-entering the war against France on 16th March, Napoleon was unable to spare fresh troops for the Peninsula as he prepared to counter-attack in the east.
The last battle of the Peninsular War was fought on 10th April as Wellington cleared the French from the Calvinet Ridge overlooking the city of Toulouse.
www.peninsularwar.org /penwar_e.htm   (1899 words)

 Highbeam Encyclopedia - Search Results for Peninsular
A veteran of the Mexican War, he was a Union commander in the Civil War, fighting in the Peninsular and Antietam campaigns and at Fredericksburg, Chancellorsville and Gettysburg (1863), where he was badly wounded.
Having won distinction in the Napoleonic Wars, especially at the battle of Austerlitz, he was created (1808) duke of Dalmatia and was given command in the Peninsular War.
The use of caves in peninsular Thailand in the late Pleistocene and early and middle Holocene.
www.encyclopedia.com /SearchResults.aspx?Q=Peninsular&StartAt=41   (969 words)

 Peninsular War — Infoplease.com
Peninsular War: Results of the War - Results of the War The Peninsular War immeasurably raised Britain's military prestige and...
Peninsular War: The War Continues - The War Continues The Spanish rose in revolt throughout the country.
Peninsular War: Origin and Occupation - Origin and Occupation The conflict was precipitated when Portugal refused to comply with...
www.infoplease.com /dictionary/brewers/peninsular-war.html   (150 words)

 Peninsular War Battlefield Tours - Welcome
Unless otherwise stated, all Peninsular War Battlefield Tours include accommodation (in local family run hotels), breakfast, evening meals (with wine and coffee), return airfare, transport in Spain and the services of a guide and tour manager.
Peninsular War Battlefield Tours make all hotel and flight reservations and organise all arrangements so that you will enjoy your tour to the full without worry.
Peninsular War Battlefield Tours often journey to places of the Peninsular not frequently visited by foreign tourists, and all areas have a history and beauty of their own, especially during the Spring and Autumn seasons.
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 Peninsular War Information
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.
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" (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.
www.bookrags.com /Peninsular_War   (5065 words)

 The Peninsular War and the Constitution of 1812.   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
The Peninsular War and the Constitution of 1812.
The Peninsular War (Guerra de la Independencia) was a key factor in the cristalization of Spanish Nationality.
1810: But if the Peninsular War was a landmark in the history of revolutions, it is also important to emphasize the juridical and administrative bodies that were created so that the country could defend itself from the invaders using other means.
www.sispain.org /english/history/peninsul.html   (535 words)

 War against Napoleon
In August, the Peninsular War begins as Wellesley lands the British expeditionary force in Portugal, and fights the battle of Vimiero.
In the Peninsular War, there are British military successes at the battles of Corunna (despite the death of Sir John Moore and the wounding of Sir Charles Napier), Oporto and Talavera (after which Wellesley is created 1st duke of Wellington).
War between France and Britain finally ends, and Napoleon is exiled to St Helena in the Atlantic.
www.channel4.com /history/microsites/H/history/napoleon/ttimeline1.html   (1041 words)

 Peninsular Campaign - Search Results - MSN Encarta
Peninsular Campaign, military campaign of the American Civil War, fought from April to July 1862.
In the spring of 1862, McClellan began the so-called Peninsular Campaign.
Peninsular campaign, in the American Civil War, the unsuccessful Union attempt (Apr.–July, 1862) to...
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 University of Southampton Libraries Special Collections - MS 300 Peninsular War papers of S.G.P.Ward, 1940s-1990s
Mr Ward served in Western Command during the Second World War, during which time he was introduced to the administrative problems of running a general staff and to the Murray papers in the National Library of Scotland.
This, together with the acquisition of many of the Peninsular War items from the library of Sir Charles Oman, c.1946, was the genesis of Ward's work on the Peninsula.
S.G.P.Ward's Peninsular War library, including the volumes from Sir Charles Oman's collection, was given to the University of Southampton Library at the same time as his working papers.
www.archives.lib.soton.ac.uk /guide/MS300.shtml   (198 words)

 Spain : Popular War, 1808-1813
French troops were stationed in Spain in connection with the Franco-Spanish War on Portugal, which Britain had entered on the Portuguese side in 1808.
The War against the French discredited political liberalism, which, by the Catholic church, was associated with the French.
Napoleonic Wars, Wars on the Iberian Peninsula, June-Aug. 1808, Oct.
www.zum.de /whkmla/military/napwars/popularwar.html   (659 words)

 Peninsular War
War of 1808–14 caused by the French emperor Napoleon's invasion of Portugal and Spain.
British expeditionary forces under Sir Arthur Wellesley (Duke of Wellington), combined with Spanish and Portuguese resistance, succeeded in defeating the French at Vimeiro in 1808, Talavera in 1809, Salamanca in 1812, and Vittoria in 1813.
The results were inconclusive, and the war was ended by Napoleon's forced abdication in 1814.
www.tiscali.co.uk /reference/encyclopaedia/hutchinson/m0002492.html   (239 words)

 Peninsular War (1807-14)
After a few unsuccessful attempts to bring the war to Napoleon on mainland Europe, the Peninsular was to prove the forging ground for the British Army and after a mixed start, the one area in which the allies represented by Britain could win victories against Imperial France.
These were Guerrilla or small wars and although this form of warfare has existed for thousands of years it is from this period that we get the term Guerrilla warfare.
Convinced the war in the Peninsula was over, Napoleon left Marshall Soult to finish Moore off and returned to France as 1809 began to prepare for war against Austria.
www.historyofwar.org /articles/wars_peninsular.html   (1410 words)

 Peninsular War. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001-05
He laid siege to Bayonne, heroically defended by Soult, and had reached Toulouse when, on Apr. 12, 1814, news of Napoleon’s abdication arrived; the Peninsular War was ended.
The Peninsular War immeasurably raised Britain’s military prestige and contributed heavily to Napoleon’s downfall.
In Latin America the war served as detonator for the independence revolutions of the Spanish colonies.
www.bartleby.com /65/pe/PeninWar.html   (746 words)

 Peninsular War: Army Organization in the Iberian Peninsula
The quartermaster corp, or supply personnel were not part of an army and were not directly answerable to the General in charge of an army.
Their chain of command followed a chain-of-command back to the Secretary of war and the British Government bypassing the commanding general.
In the peninsular War, 5,000-6,000 strong commanded by a General owing direct responsibility to Wellington.
www.georgianindex.net /peninsularWar/troopOrganization.html   (686 words)

 Napoleon. Shamrock Hill Books
All the uniforms of the victorious army from the campaigning of the Peninsular War to the final victory over Napoleon at Waterloo.
The war on the Iberian peninsula, waged from 1807 until 1814, pitted British forces against those of Napoleon, and also involved troops from Spain and Portugal, as well as a large number of soldiers from other countries.
A historical introduction explains the events of the war and the elements of army organization, and presents eye-witness accounts of various battles.
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