Wellington’s Guns: The Untold Story of Wellington and his Artillery in the Peninsula and at Waterloo

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Wellington and his artillery had a stormy relationship to say the least. In his interesting account Wellington’s Guns- The Untold Story of Wellington and his Artillery in the Peninsula and at Waterloo, author and Colonel Nick Lipscombe brings alive Wellington’s army from the point of view of the men on the ground. The Duke of Wellington’s reluctance to modernize and the unprecedented importance of the artillery in shaping the Napoleonic war as well as the modern army are brought to life in a well-researched and informative volume.

Wellington was a deep and multi-faceted military offer and Lipscombe does an incredible job of delving into his psyche. While he was a brilliant commander, his leadership style and attitude toward his artillery truly shaped the Napoleonic War. Lipscombe does much more than glorify a famous commander. He brings us into the thoughts and actions of the men on the ground, whose importance in battle is often overlooked. Their daily actions, struggles, and perspective sheds a whole new light on a famous battle. This unique perspective was refreshing and historically important. If military history interests you, this is sure to be a fantastic read.


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Author Nick Lipscombe
Star Count 4.5/5
Format Hard
Page Count 400 pages
Publisher Osprey
Publish Date 2013-Sep-17
ISBN 9781780961149
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Issue March 2014
Category History
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