Wellington's Campaigns, Peninsula-Waterloo, 1808-15, Vol. 1

Wellington's Campaigns, Peninsula-Waterloo, 1808-15, Vol. 1 : Also Moore's Campaign of Corunna (for Military Students); 1808-9-10, Roleia to Busaco (Classic Reprint)

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Excerpt from Wellington's Campaigns, Peninsula-Waterloo, 1808-15, Vol. 1: Also Moore's Campaign of Corunna (for Military Students); 1808-9-10, Roleia to Busaco War is not an exact science. Unforeseen occurrences, and public interests other than military, frequently fetter every leader, for he is not only Often compelled to act as he best can under surrounding circumstances, and not as he would choose, but must conform, if he is loyal, to the instructions of his Government and to the spirit of its policy. To decide justly, by mathematical diagrams and general rules, what he should have done, is not possible; and I may add here that these pages are drawn up upon the general principle that what is learnt by following a few important campaigns throughout, and examining the lessons they convey, remains, in all probability, more fixed upon the mind than what is acquired by first studying maxims of war, and then their illustra tions, taken from detached incidents in very many campaigns. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.show more

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  • Paperback | 254 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 13mm | 345g
  • Forgotten Books
  • English
  • 60 Illustrations; Illustrations, black and white
  • 0243267045
  • 9780243267040