The Lines of Torres Vedras 1809–11

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  • Title: The Lines of Torres Vedras 1809–11
  • Author: Ian Fletcher
  • ISBN: 9781841765761
  • Page: 440
  • Format: Paperback

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  1. I read this short book immediately after John Grehen s history of the subject and it some ways found it useful The author still took a moment to put the defensive lines and the subsequent stand off between the French and British armies in context by explaining the military situation of the time, but it was much focused on the lines themselves and described with the aid of useful illustrations and diagrams exactly how and why they were constructed as well as touching upon their influence on the [...]


  2. So every once in a while I have habit of picking one of volumes from Osprey Publications Most of the time I read them just for fun However, when it comes to their series dedicated to fortifications, suitably called Fortress , quite often they turn out to be a valuable source of new information The Lines of Torres Verdas 1809 11 turned out to be one of those volumes For those unfamiliar with the subject of this booklet, lines of Torres Verdas was a line of fortified positions constructed by Welli [...]


  3. The Osprey series of books covers the peninsular war The Lines of Torres Vedras was well done It is a small snapshot of a particular situation or battle I look forward to purchasing in this series.