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Hussar in Winter - A British Cavalry Officer in the Retreat to Corunna in the Peninsular Campaign of the Napoleonic Wars Alexander  Gordon

Hussar in Winter - A British Cavalry Officer in the Retreat to Corunna in the Peninsular Campaign of the Napoleonic Wars

Alexander Gordon

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ISBN : 9781846770753
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188 pages
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HUSSAR IN WINTER - A CAVALRYMANS EXPERIENCE OF A HARSH CAMPAIGN Alexander Gordon witnessed the Peninsular War against Napoleons French Army from the saddle of a light cavalry mount. His was a campaign of patrols and piquets, scouting andMoreHUSSAR IN WINTER - A CAVALRYMANS EXPERIENCE OF A HARSH CAMPAIGN Alexander Gordon witnessed the Peninsular War against Napoleons French Army from the saddle of a light cavalry mount. His was a campaign of patrols and piquets, scouting and skirmishing. Caught up in the gruelling winter campaign that was the retreat to Corunna, where the pressures of the constantly pursuing French were made worse by the privations of short rations, appalling weather and difficult terrain, Gordon tells a story of fighting withdrawal, but never of defeat. These pages also bring to life the fury and action of the Napoleonic cavalry charge that was the ambition of every horse soldier. Hussar in Winter is an essential Napoleonic memoir for anyone interested in the British Cavalry