Fields of Fire
By Ian Fletcher
Rolica to Bayonne, Ian Fletcher takes an in-depth look at the
battles of Britain's army during the Peninsular
Duke of Wellington's army was
more popular away from home than when it was in Britain, but its
conduct from 1808 to 1814 turned public opinion.
details the battles, many with beautiful colour pictures taken
by Andy Cook, and presents a thorough coverage of the campaign
in Spain and Portugal.
are maps and illustrations galore, an overview of Wellington's
victorious waging of war and excellent sidebars of information
from eyewitnesses such as William Grattan, other less noteable
comrades-in-arms and Sir Arthur himself.
many of Fletcher's works this is not cheap, but decidedly invaluable.
- Richard Moore