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Portuguese Army of the Napoleonic Wars (Men-at-arms) [Paperback]

Otto von Pivka

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15 Jun 1977 Men-at-arms
In 1806, at the beginning of the Peninsular War, the Portuguese army was not at the peak of military efficiency. Nevertheless, under British tutelage it played an important part in the fight against Napoleon. Under Wellington's command, the Portuguese army distinguished itself in battles at Bussaco, Fuentes de Onoro and Albuera, and in 1813 helped the Allies win a decisive victory at Vittoria. Beginning with a chronology of Portugal's part in the Peninsular War, this book examines the uniforms, equipment and organization of the Portuguese army's various units. Detailed color plates and numerous illustrations complement the text.

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Otto von Pivka (the nom de plume of Digby Smith) wrote his first title for Osprey Publishing in 1972 (The Black Brunswickers, in the Men-at-Arms series). He is a prolific author, who has contributed many titles to the Men-at-Arms series on the armies and forces of the Napoleonic Wars. A former major in the British Army, he is now retired, but continues to write books on this key period.

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1806 Nov. Napoleon issues his Berlin Decrees, closing every port on the coastline of Continental Europe to British trade, in an attempt to achieve by blockade what he failed to achieve by naval action. Read the first page
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Amazon.com: 4.3 out of 5 stars  3 reviews
4.0 out of 5 stars Hard to find info on little known army 5 Nov 2006
By robbieandrose - Published on Amazon.com
Pivka takes the time in this entry to really delve into the political events etc. that contributed to the condition of Portugal's military at the time of the French invasion as well as meticulously detailing the uniforms and particularly the colors of the uniforms of the Portuguese regiments. An essential volume for anyone modeling the Penninsular War.
5.0 out of 5 stars Portuguese Army in Napoleonic Wars 22 Nov 2008
By R. Furtado - Published on Amazon.com
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It is hard to find a book in English dealing with the subject of the Portuguese Army so this general overview of Portuguese Army is good. Good pictures and maps to help the reader to get a better understanding of events.
4.0 out of 5 stars Interesting 27 Sep 2007
By Jose Manuel Rodriguez Gomez - Published on Amazon.com
A very interesting and useful source to know more about Portuguese army. Pictures very accurate. Flags and standards not so accurate.
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