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  • Title: Wellington and Napoleon (Clash of Arms 1807-1815)
  • Author: Robin Neillands
  • ISBN: 9780760730775
  • Page: 499
  • Format: Hardcover

  • Wellington and Napoleon tells the story of the convergence and final clash of two of the most brilliant commanders ever to meet on the field of battle, Wellington, his men said, didn t know how to lose a battle But Wellington himself admired his adversary In Portugal and Spain, Wellington helped wreck Napoleon s Continental System, bled his reserves away and showed theWellington and Napoleon tells the story of the convergence and final clash of two of the most brilliant commanders ever to meet on the field of battle, Wellington, his men said, didn t know how to lose a battle But Wellington himself admired his adversary In Portugal and Spain, Wellington helped wreck Napoleon s Continental System, bled his reserves away and showed the unbeatable French could be beaten after all It was the British infantryman who made the difference Napoleon never learned to coanter Wellington s infantry, and at the great climax ot Waterloo it cost him dear Even so, the battle was so near run that, but for luck and the Prussians, history might have taken an altogether different course.
    Robin Neillands
    Robin Hunter Neillands was a British writer who specialized in travel and military history He also wrote under several pen names Robin Hunter, Rob Hunter, Neil Lands and Debbie Hunter.Neillands served in 45 Commando, Royal Marines in Cyprus and the Middle East Afterwards, as a salesman for Pan Books, he travelled widely In Britain, he founded Spur Books and through them published his early travel guides to France One of his many journeys, cycling the Way of St James pilgrim trail to Santiago de Compostela in Spain, led to another book and also to the Confraternity of Saint James, the London based pilgrim association Other journeys, on foot, also generated popular travel books and newspaper articles.His 20th century military histories are very readable, containing rigorous detail as well as many first hand recollections of veterans they can be considered both academic and popular Neillands did not resist expressing strong personal views and backed them up with cogent evidence He was keen to expose revisionist myths about World War II, many of which he perceived to have originated in America, in particular the denigration of Montgomery and British Canadian forces in Normandy in 1944 Further, his formidable book The Bomber War rejected accusations that the Allied bombing campaign was unnecessarily excessive, and he also expressed criticism of the execution of the 1942 Dieppe Raid The Great War Generals of the Western Front made assessments of World War I generals particularly in the British Army that run contrary to popular conceptions of universal incompetence and stupidity.Robin Neillands was a prolific author, however, his work consistently bears close scrutiny, being immaculately researched and with conclusions that are always well supported.Neillands received his BA and MA in 2002 and 2003, respectively He was nominated for the Royal United Services Institute Duke of Westminster s Gold Medal for Military Literature, for his book The Bomber War.


    Commentaires:

    Jim
    Robin Neillands's stated intention was to write a history of the Peninsular War (in Portugal and Spain) between Britain and France, combined with a history of the Napoleonic Wars, in general. The result was informative but dry.Part of the problem is that there's too much to cram into a relatively slim volume. Neillands almost exclusively focuses on the the set-piece battles waged by Napoleon, his subordinates, and Wellington, which he does in a straightforward and easy to follow manner. While he [...]

    Michael Hicks
    The purpose of history will, in my mind, always remain as Herodotus gave it- "eserving from decay the remembrance of what men have done, and of preventing the great and wonderful actions of the Greeks and the Barbarians from losing their due meed of glory; and withal to put on record what were their grounds of feuds."Here, the Greeks and Barbarians are Frenchman and Allies, and specifically Napoleon and Wellington. Neillands' clearly meticulous research is long on order-of-battle and short on th [...]

    Todd Price
    For a small book, this packs a lot of information. Neillands is obviously a Napoleonic-era expert, and his breadth of knowledge is demonstrated in this narrative. As an individual with limited Napoleonic Wars knowledge, this work could be overwhelming with dates, names, and battles at times. However, Neillands definitely demonstrates the growing rivalry between the Duke and the Emperor leading to their epic clash at Waterloo. If you are Napoleonic-era lover, you may find this too basic, but if y [...]

    Martin
    Written for the newcomer to the field, this book traces the last eight years of the Napoeonic Wars. The lense is the relationship between France's Dictator and England's best General of the period. Using a plethora of maps to explain the campaigns, Neillands brings it all down to a simple level. The fully informed reader will find this work derivative, but anyone else will appreciate the straightforward approach. A good find, a fun quick read, but not an authoritative work.

    Maxo Marc
    The Ali and Frazier of Military Commanders.

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