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ISBN 10: 1900624060 / ISBN 13: 9781900624060
Published by The Windrush Press, Gloucestershire, 1997
Used Condition: Fine. Soft cover
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First published in 1964. A journal and sketchbook kept during the Peninsular War and the Waterloo Campaign by a young English officer in the King's German Legion of Wellington's Army. This diary of Edmund Wheatley has an immediacy often lacking in the more common retrospective accounts. Illustrated by him in b/w and colour. All our UK orders are posted First Class. All profits to Amnesty International. Size: 13.8cm - 21.5cm with 98pp. Bookseller Inventory # 009583

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Publisher: The Windrush Press, Gloucestershire

Publication Date: 1997

Binding: Soft Cover

Illustrator: Edmund Wheatley

Book Condition:Fine.

Edition: Reprint.

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The journal and sketchbook of a young English officer in the King's German Legion. This work offers a firsthand account of the war against Napoleon in the form of a diary kept on active service in the field, from San Sebastien to Waterloo. The journal was for a young girl, Eliza Brookes.

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Christopher Hibbert was educated at Radley and Oxford. He served as an infantry officer during the war, was twice wounded and was awarded the Military Cross in 1945. Described by Professor J.H. Plumb as 'a writer of the hishest ability', he is, in the words of The Times Educational Supplement. 'perhaps the most gifted popular historian we have.' He is a fellow of the Royal Society of Literature and an Hon. D. Litt of Leicester University.

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