The Tragedy of Lietenant Colonel Charles Bevan |
by Archie Hunter, Foreward by General Sir Michael Rose.
Publisher: Pen and Sword
Place Published: London
Publish Date: 2003
Edition: First Edition
Description: 224 pages,illustrated.Lieutenant Colonel Charles Bevan was the key figure in an extraordinary, controversial and ultimately tragic episode during the Peninsula War. He was the commanding officer held responsible for the dramatic night escape of the French garrison from Almeida over a vital bridge. For this disaster he incurred the extreme wrath of the Duke of Wellington but whether this was fair remains highly debatable. The book also covers the six earlier campaigns in which Bevan served with distinction before joining Wellington in Portugal, and so builds a picture of his competent character and military experience.
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Binding: Hard Cover
ID Number: 8367