Book Review: Wellington Invades France: The Final Phase of the Peninsular War, 1813-1814


by Ian C. Robertson

London: Greenhill/Mechanicsburg, Pa.: Stackpole, 2. 304. Illus., maps, append., gloss., notes, biblio., index. $34.95. ISBN:1-85367-534-2

Wellington Invades France covers operations on both sides of the Pyrenees, from Wellington’s triumph at Vitoria on June 21, 1813, to the aftermath of his victory at Toulouse, April 10, 1814, and then on to the end of the war. A very well-written account, the book focuses on operations, to the neglect of organization, tactics, and logistics, and tends to neglect Wellington’s non-British allies, the Portuguese and Spanish, but is nevertheless worthwhile reading for its excellent, detailed treatment of the many hard-fought actions of what is probably the most obscure major campaign of the protracted Napoleonic Wars.
Reviewer: A. A. Nofi   

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