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Triumphant over Napoleon at Waterloo, idolized by his men, Wellington was one of the greatest commanders in history. Yet he achieved his victories despite impossible obstacles, not least George III's own army: chaotic, undisciplined and recruited mainly from drunks and idlers (in Wellington's famous words, "the scum of the earth"). But, as Michael Glover shows, ...more
Paperback, 288 pages
Published November 1st 2001 by Penguin Books (first published 1968)
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A good military biography of Wellington which, owing to a lack of large scale maps, is better on his tactics than his strategy.
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