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WELLINGTON AND THE LINES OF TORRES VEDRAS

WELLINGTON AND THE LINES OF TORRES VEDRAS
by Thompson, Mark

1-227940

Recaps events in 1809 that led to the need for the construction of defenses. The construction work is detailed and illustrated through several maps to explain the position and purpose of the several defenses. The Third French invasion of Portugal of 1810 under Massena is summarized through to the time when the French arrived at the Lines. The operations and movements over the next month are again detailed along with the continuing construction work on the Lines.

France, Portugal, and Britain developed plans for the defense of Lisbon in 1808 and 1809. In November 1809, the British proposal was commenced and became the Lines of Torres Vedras. A Memorandum on the construction was written in October 1809 but was more of an outline. The design and construction was completed over the next 18 months, the bulk being completed before the arrival of the French in October 1810. The initial design was expanded through 1810 as more time became available and the construction in October 1810 was significantly different to the original memorandum. New sources to prove a new, in-depth, English language account of the massive engineering effort.

1 vol, 224 pgs 2021 UK, HELION & COMPANY
NEW-pb, available late September 2021 ......$45.00 rct

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