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THE NAPOLEONIC ARCHIVE VOL. 10 - A HELLISH BUSINESS: THE LETTERS OF CAPTAIN CHARLES KINKOCH, 52ND LIGHT INFANTRY 1806-16

Autore: A cura di Gareth Glover

Codice: 281030010

€ 37,50

DISPONIBILE DICEMBRE 2022

268pp., a few illus.& maps. 2022 reissue. We first published these letters in a limited edition paperback but now we are pleased to issue this reset & better hardback edition. Charles Kinloch served at Copenhagen before proceeding to Portugal to take part in Wellington’s first Peninsular campaign. Returning home, he sailed with the ‘Great Expedition’ to Walcheren in 1809 and then returned to Spain for the campaigns of 1810-12; when his foreign service was rudely halted by a severe wound received at Badajoz. Forced to return home to recuperate, Charles became a captain by purchase in the 99th Foot in March 1813, transferring back to the 52nd in the following July. Charles was appointed as an extra Aide de Camp to General Sir John Hope and became a unique eye-witness to the wounding and capture of Sir John during the infamous sortie from Bayonne. Charles returned home but his service in 1815 did not include Waterloo.

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INGLESE

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Alcune illustrazioni

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268

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