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Can No One Win Battles If I'm Not There? (Napoleon's Spanish Ulcer Book 5)

Can No One Win Battles If I'm Not There? (Napoleon's Spanish Ulcer Book 5) [Kindle Edition]

Geoffrey Watson
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The starving French army is in full retreat from Portugal, harassed all the way by the Hornets. They make a stand on the River Côa, fighting a battle on the high plateau near Sabugal. Masséna retreats to Salamanca, but returns to fight and lose at Fuentes de Oñoro.
Wellington splits his army to besiege Ciudad Rodrigo and Badajoz. Soult races up from Seville and fights Beresford at the bloody battle of Albuera. The various battalions of the Hornets take part in all these, culminating in the attack by General Hill on d'Erlon's division.
The Portuguese Vespãos battalion helps to train units of the Spanish Army of Galicia and together they attack French garrisons to distract the French from the two sieges.

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  • Language: English
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  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
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5.0 out of 5 stars I love it 30 Aug 2014
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Interesting tale, some loss of blood.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Superb book 26 Mar 2014
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Great story well told with considerable historical fact. The weave of the content and characters are very plausible and make the book difficult to put down.
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5.0 out of 5 stars I love it 29 April 2014
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good stuff !
4.0 out of 5 stars Good Story 17 Mar 2014
By Brian Ferguson - Published on
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A continuation of this authors previous series about the Napoleonic War in Spain, from a small unit perspective.

A very good yarn, It's definitely worth the price.
1.0 out of 5 stars The same same 15 Feb 2014
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I have bought all the Wellbelowed Portugal/Spanish series. They are OK, the first book is really good, exciting, builds up characters. The next books are on the other hand mostly similar setting on how the Hornets, Wasps, manage to destroy the French, infiltrate the towns etc. always the same. Then as the battalion gets bigger it is really hard to keep track of who gets promoted where A, B, C, D, G or F groups are opertating. So overall relatively boring, which is a disappointment from the relatively good first book, and the Cockburn series.
3.0 out of 5 stars no one can win battles if i'm not here 10 Feb 2014
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good light hearted tongue in cheek fiction. an adult comic but good enough to keep you reading.plenty of action and very little
substance but still like the others in the series, worth the effort to read.
5.0 out of 5 stars A New Joshua Wellbeloved book 30 Jan 2014
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This volume of the entertaining series written by Mr. Watson details the adventures of Joshua Wellbeloved and his battalion/brigade during the campaign of 1811 in the Peninsular War. The whole series is extremely well researched and the geographical descriptions are top notch. I am not sure if the author has travelled the terrain about which he writes but he certainly gives the impression that he has.

Very much looking forward to the next in the series.
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