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Author Name    Hibbert, Christopher.

Title   CORUNNA.

Binding   Hard Cover

Book Condition   Very Good

Jacket Condition   Very Good -

Edition   First Edition

Publisher   London B.T. Batsford 1961

Seller ID   29669

216 pp, 9" H. B&w plates, drawings, maps. Wraparound jacket art reproduces an aquatint of the death of Sir John Moore by T. Sutherland. "(The first book) to be devoted exclusively to the Battle of Corunna and to the short campaign which preceded it. Mr Hibbert has made extensive use of the many eye-witness accounts which survive in the form of official despatches, histories, diaries, memoirs and letters. With the aid of these, he not only shows a remarkable understanding of Sir John Moore and his fellow-officers, of their conflicting characters and views, but he also provides, through the eyes of officers and men alike, a horrifying picture of the hardships of this brief and bitter campaign. The narra-tive is made the more vivid by the numerous illustrations from contemporary paintings and engravings, and by the five specially prepared maps." Previous owner's small name stamp on front pastedown, top corner clipped off the front free endpaper, a few small light soiling marks on preliminaries preceding frontispiece, light edge wear - mostly on bottom edge. Dust jacket is price-clipped, has one small edge chip with small tear, very light edge wear - mostly on spine edges, small scuff on spine, browning at top/bottom edges of flaps, light browning on spine, a 4" pencil line and a 4" faint scratch on rear panel, protected in a mylar sleeve.

Colonel  Paul  Anderson,  Astorga,  Sir  David  Baird,  Lord  William  Bentinck,  Robert  Blakeney,  British  Army,  Artillery,  Cavalry,  10th  Hussars,  15th  Hussars,  18th  Light  Dragoons,  Infantry,  Guards,  28th  Regiment,  42nd  Regiment,  52nd  Regiment,  95th  Regiment,  Commissariat,  Burgo,  Lord  Castlereagh,  John  Clborne,  Corunna,  Robert  Craufurd,  Elvina,  General  Franceski,  Alexander  Mackenzie  Fraser,  French  Forces,  German  Troops,  Colonel  Thomas  Gordon,  General  John  Hope,  King's  German  Legion,  Madrid,  Sir  John  Moore,  Major  Charles  Napier,  Napoleon,  Napoleonic  Wars,  Peninsular  War,  Edward  Paget,  Lord  Paget,  Henry  Percy,  General  Romana,  Sahagun,  Salamanca,  Marshal  Soult,  Charles  Stewart,  Valladolid,  Villafranca,  Duke  Of  York,  Lugo,  Betanzos,  Vigo,  Battles,  Regiments,  Galicia. 

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