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by George Gleig,Ian Robertson

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George Gleig,Ian Robertson
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978-0850528305
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Pen and Sword; New Edition edition (September 30, 2008)
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Lieutenants, or "subalterns" as they were called, were very young in the British Army of the Napoleonic Wars, so George Gleig was not unique when he joined the 85th Light Infantry at the age of 17. Thrown into action in Spain against invading French forces in the summer of 1813, Gleig fought continuously for 18 months.

The Book of Chronicles (Hebrew: דִּבְרֵי־הַיָּמִים Diḇrê Hayyāmîm 'The Matters the Days') is a Hebrew prose work constituting part of Jewish and Christian scripture

The Book of Chronicles (Hebrew: דִּבְרֵי־הַיָּמִים Diḇrê Hayyāmîm 'The Matters the Days') is a Hebrew prose work constituting part of Jewish and Christian scripture. It contains a genealogy from a human being, Adam, and a narrative of the history of ancient Judah and Israel until the proclamation of King Cyrus the Great (c. 540 BC). Chronicles is the final book of the Hebrew Bible, concluding the third section of Ketuvim, the last section of the Tanakh

Ian Robertson has been writing on the Peninsular War for over 40 years He is also the author of the celebrated Blue Guides to Spain, Portugal and France and other travel books.

Ian Robertson has been writing on the Peninsular War for over 40 years. Most recently his Wellington At War in the Peninsular was published by Pen and Sword Books (2000). He is also the author of the celebrated Blue Guides to Spain, Portugal and France and other travel books.

Lieutenants, or "subalterns" as they were called, were very young in the British Army of the Napoleonic Wars, so George. Chronicle of the Peninsular War. by George Gleig, Ian Robertson. Robertson has been writing on the Peninsular War for 40 years. His most recent work was Wellington at War in the Peninsula. Most recently his Wellington At War in the Peninsular was published by Pen and Sword Books (2000)

Ian Robertson has been writing on the Peninsular War for over 40 years. Country of Publication.

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a chronicle of the Peninsular War. reprinted; with an introduction by Ian Robertson. Published 1969 by Leo Cooper Ltd. in London.

Tomkinson, The Diary of a Cavalry Officer, p. 216; Ian Fletcher, Craufurd’s Light Division (Spellmount: Tunbridge Wells, 1991), pp. 91, 9. oogle Scholar.

George Gleig Ian Robertson. wydawnictwo: LEO COOPER. A recommended book and one which should help many get an insight. into the army of that period

A young officer at war against the Napoleonic French ArmyGleig is a well known author . Gleig's interest was not simply academic. however The Subaltern: a Chronicle of the Peninsular War. Gleig George Robert.

A young officer at war against the Napoleonic French ArmyGleig is a well known author of military works on the Napoleonic era and after. He has left us several histories-all well written-and most notably he was responsible for publication of the stories. He served in a British regiment of light infantry under Wellington and saw action in the latter stages of the Peninsular campaign including the crossing of the Pyrenees and the final battles of the war in the south of France. The Subaltern: a Chronicle of the Peninsular War.

Lieutenants, or "subalterns" as they were called, were very young in the British Army of the Napoleonic Wars, so George Gleig was not unique when he joined the 85th Light Infantry at the age of 17. Thrown into action in Spain against invading French forces in the summer of 1813, Gleig fought continuously for 18 months. The unique quality of Gleig's personal account was recognized immediately, and his narrative was praised by the Duke of Wellington himself. Although not always readily available to the general public. Gleig's account has been extensively drawn on by later historians and historical novelists. Gleig left behind a unique account of Wellington's victories, the primitive conditions endured by both soldiers and civilians, and the mood of the times. George Robert Gleig had a distinguished career with the British Army. His classic narrative has now been edited with an introduction and chapter notes by Ian Robertson. Robertson has been writing on the Peninsular War for 40 years. His most recent work was Wellington at War in the Peninsula.
  • Well written and engaging view of a young officer at war

  • "The Subaltern", originally written by George Gleig but edited by veteran historian Ian Robertson for this edition, is an account of Gleig's adventures with an infantry regiment of the British Army in the closing year (1813-1814) of the Peninsular War. Gleig's perspective is that of a junior officer; his narrative of battles interspersed between periods of inactivity and mundane survival in the field will be familar to veterans and to students of military life in the Napoleonic era. He provides an intimate look in clear and simple prose at the day-to-day conduct of business at the regimental level. His description of the Siege of San Sebastian in northeast Spain is particularly vivid. Those who follow Bernard Cornwall's "Sharpe" series may find this an interesting factual counterpoint, as might those overwhelmed by the strategic/operational focus of most histories of the era. The casual reader without some background of the Peninsular War or of military life may find this work difficult to follow.

  • Written from the viewpoint of a young officer. This seems to focus on the daily life in a general way. A nice read if you are interested in an early 19th century gentleman's view of campaigning, but lacks detail of engagements with the french, and the efeect of battle.