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The Lines of Torres Vedras

The Cornerstone of Wellington"s Strategy in the Peninsular War 1809-1812

by John Grehan

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Published by Howell Press Inc. .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • British & Irish history: c 1700 to c 1900,
  • European history (ie other than Britain & Ireland),
  • Warfare & Defence,
  • c 1800 to c 1900,
  • Military - Strategy,
  • Military,
  • History,
  • History - Military / War,
  • Portugal,
  • United Kingdom, Great Britain,
  • Military - Napoleonic Wars,
  • Europe - General,
  • Military - General

  • The Physical Object
    FormatHardcover
    Number of Pages248
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL9343723M
    ISBN 101862270805
    ISBN 109781862270800


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The author assumes that the reader is familiar with the geography Portugal and makes numerous references to towns, cities, and rivers in his narrative. Unfortunately many of these places cannot be found on the maps in the books. THE LINES OF TORRES VEDRAS 3 cantly the Commander of the Tagus squadron, Admiral Sir George Berkeley by the efficiency of whose seamen the whole enterprise was underwritten.

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Select the first letter. Get this from a library. The Lines of Torres Vedras [Ian Fletcher; William Younghusband] -- Following the battle of Bussaco on 27 September Wellington's heavily outnumbered troops began to withdraw towards Lisbon.

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These were not the rudimentary field works that the French anticipated, but an enormous network of forts, batteries and redoubts whose construction had been started the previous November - the Lines of Torres Vedras.

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Book Review: The Lines of Torres Vedras, - By Ian Fletcher Artwork by Bill Younghusband. Torres Vedras, the extensive defensive line that helped save Portugal from being successfully invaded by the French, has won fame for its almost battle-less victory.

"The Lines of Torres Vedras" by A. Norris and R. Bremner, published by the British Historical Society of Portugal "Wellington in the Peninsula " by Jac Weller, published by Greenhill BooksISBN "A History of the Peninsular War", Volume III, by Sir Charles Oman, published by Greenhill Books The Lines of Torres Vedras.

Series information: Napoleonic Horseman • 7. Purchase the book: Amazon UK • • Also available from iBooks Book seven in. Books. The Lines of Torres Vedras, on the peninsula north of Lisbon, are the most famous fortifications of the Napoleonic Wars, and in were the only thing that saved Wellington from having to evacuate his army from Portugal during Marshal Masséna’s invasion of the country.

The Lines of Torres Vedras were lines of forts built in secrecy to defend Lisbon during the Peninsular War. Named after the nearby town of Torres Vedras, they were ordered by Arthur Wellesley, Viscount Wellington, constructed by Sir Richard Fletcher, 1st Baronet, and his /5(26).

The Lines of Torres Vedras begins with a short introduction and chronology, followed by short sections on the design and development of the lines, Wellington's method of defense, the forts, life in the lines, aftermath and the lines today.

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