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  • The Canadian Corps in World War Iby Rene Chartrand; Gerry Embleton

    Osprey Publishing 2012; US$ 13.95

    In 1914 with a regular army of only 3,110 men Canada was ill-prepared to enter World War I (1914-1918). Yet, in a display of incredible unanimity thousands of young Canadians volunteered to fight for the Allied cause. Ultimately the Canadian contribution was the most important non-British contingent within the vast Allied armies with a total of nearly... more...

  • The Portuguese Army of the Napoleonic Wars (2)by Rene Chartrand; Bill Younghusband

    Osprey Publishing 2013; US$ 13.95

    Osprey are confident in boasting that this remarkable three-part study will transform the research material available to the English-speaking student of the Peninsular War (1808-1814). Most know that Wellington's Portuguese troops were praised as the 'fighting cocks' of his army; fewer appreciate that they represented between half and one-third of... more...

  • American Loyalist Troops 1775-84by Rene Chartrand; Gerry Embleton

    Osprey Publishing 2013; US$ 13.95

    To celebrate the 450th title in the Men-at-Arms series, this book examines in depth the units and the uniforms of a still-controversial army: the many thousands of American colonists who chose to fight for King George during the Revolution. In addition to the better-known corps from the Atlantic seaboard, the author also covers the units... more...

  • Talavera 1809by Rene Chartrand; Graham Turner

    Osprey Publishing 2013; US$ 15.95

    The battle of Talavera in 1809 was one of the major battles of the Peninsular War and Arthur Wellesley?s first victory in Spain itself, following which he was created Viscount Wellington of Talavera and Wellington. Although Wellesely?s forces were outnumbered, and a sizeable contingent of the Spanish ran away, he had chosen a superb defensive... more...

  • Louisbourg 1758by Rene Chartrand; Patrice Courcelle

    Osprey Publishing 2013; US$ 15.95

    Osprey's study of James Wolfe's siege of Louisbourg during the French and Indian War (1754-1763). Louisbourg represented a major threat to Anglo-American plans to invade Canada. Bypassing it would leave an immensely powerful enemy base astride the Anglo-American lines of communication ? Louisbourg had to be taken. Faced with strong beach defences and... more...

  • Vimeiro 1808by Rene Chartrand; Patrice Courcelle

    Osprey Publishing 2013; US$ 15.95

    Osprey's examination of the first of Sir Arthur Wellesley's string of victories in the Peninsular War (1807-1814). On 2 August 1808, a British army of 14,000 men began landing north of Lisbon under the command of Sir Arthur Wellesley, the future Duke of Wellington. They were coming to assist the Portuguese, Britain's oldest ally, to liberate their... more...

  • Bussaco 1810by Rene Chartrand; Patrice Courcelle

    Osprey Publishing 2013; US$ 15.95

    This Osprey title details the gruelling Bussaco campaign of the Napoleonic Wars (1799-1815), as French attempts to subdue Portugal reached their climax. By 1810, Napoleon reigned supreme over most of continental Europe. But the Iberian Peninsula remained unsubdued, particularly Portugal, which continued to resist. Napoleon ordered Marshal Masséna to... more...

  • Fuentes de Oñoro 1811by Rene Chartrand; Patrice Courcelle

    Osprey Publishing 2013; US$ 15.95

    This Osprey title examines the crucial campaign culminating in the hard-fought battle that finally drove the French from Portugal during the Napoleonic Wars (1799-1815). In October 1810 the Allied position in Portugal appeared precarious. Despite defeating Marshal Masséna's French army at Bussaco, Wellington had been forced to retreat to within a few... more...

  • American War of Independence Commandersby Rene Chartrand; Richard Hook

    Osprey Publishing 2013; US$ 14.95

    The commanders who led the opposing armies of the American War of Independence (1775?1783) came from remarkably different backgrounds. They included not only men from Britain and America, but from Germany, France and Spain as well. Some were from the great families of the "Old World," while others were frontiersmen or farmers in the "New World." Despite... more...

  • Spanish Guerrillas in the Peninsular War 1808-14by Rene Chartrand; Richard Hook

    Osprey Publishing 2013; US$ 14.95

    Constant Spanish guerrilla activity so drained the resources and diverted the attention of the French military that Wellington was able to advance against and overcome a numerically superior enemy. So many French soldiers were being used to counter the guerrillas and the threat that they posed that less than a third of the French army could be tasked... more...