Memoirs of the War of the French in Spain

1 land ; our convoy left Spain at the end of July , twenty days after Ciudad
Rodrigo fell into the hands of the French . . And here I ought to terminate these
Memoirs since , as I quitted Spain at that period of the war , I no longer saw it with
my own ...

Author: Albert Jean Michel de Rocca

Publisher: London : Printed for J. Murray

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Category: Peninsular War, 1807-1814

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Memoirs of the War of the French in Spain

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Author: Maria Graham

Publisher: Рипол Классик

ISBN: 1145552897

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Memoirs of the War in Spain

Author – Albert Jean Michel de Rocca (1788-1818)

Author: Albert Jean Michel de Rocca

Publisher: Pickle Partners Publishing

ISBN: 1908902086

Category: History

Page: 141

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Napoleon’s eagles had triumphed over every adversary faced until his fateful decision to depose the Bourbons from the throne of Spain. He started a war that was to prove fatal to his ambitions, a war with the religious people who knew only the war of the knife. The Spaniards were unsuccessful in prosecuting a war on regular military lines, being crushed in a number of pitched battles against the French forces, but they started a campaign of guerilla warfare that was to make the French gains limited to the ground they stood on. Messengers would be attacked, stragglers murdered, provisions delayed, convoys waylaid. This form of warfare seemed alien to the French and, with the exception of Marshal Suchet in Catalonia, they could find no proper way of subduing the Spanish people. Michel de Rocca was a young hussar officer in 1808 and arriving early in the Peninsular War. He writes of the constant draining warfare: the need to be constantly on guard, the suspicious actions of the villagers, and the ambushes. Rocca appears to hold a grudge against the attitude of the Spanish, believing the war there to be rather inglorious and unjust; this was not the general feeling in the ranks of the French army, and was probably due to his Swiss ancestry and his association and later marriage to Madame de Staël (a staunch opponent of Napoleon). However, the brutal reprisals of the insurgents and the constant alertness wear him down as time goes on, and he is not unhappy to be removed from the war due to injuries sustained in an ambush. Author – Albert Jean Michel de Rocca (1788-1818)




A Memoir of the Spanish Civil War

D.P. (Pat) Stephens (1910-1987) was born in Armenia and emigrated with his family to Canada in 1926, where he soon became involved in the radical politics that characterized many North American cities in that period.

Author: Douglas Patrick Stephens

Publisher: St. Johns, NF : Canadian Committee on Labour History

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Category: History

Page: 119

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One man's bittersweet account of fighting with the International Brigade against the forces of Franco. D.P. (Pat) Stephens (1910-1987) was born in Armenia and emigrated with his family to Canada in 1926, where he soon became involved in the radical politics that characterized many North American cities in that period.

Memoirs of the War in Spain from 1808 to 1814

Various affairs in Arragon, Lower Catalonia, and the province of Valencia, during
the general operations. In consequence of the return of the king, and the principal
French army to the centre of Spain, marshal Suchet felt himself less isolated in ...

Author: Louis-Gabriel Suchet (duc d'Albufera)

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Category: Peninsular War, 1807-1814

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Napoleon s Peninsular War

Using previously unseen material from the French army archives in Paris, which includes numerous memoirs that have not even been published in France, renowned historian Paul Dawson tells the story of the early years of the Peninsular War as ...

Author: Paul L Dawson

Publisher: Frontline Books

ISBN: 9781526754097

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Page: 328

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Memoirs of British soldiers who fought in the Peninsular War are commonplace and histories of the momentous campaigns and battles of Sir John Moore and Sir Arthur Wellesley, the future Duke of Wellington, can be numbered by the score. Yet surprisingly little has been published in English on their opponents, the French.Using previously unseen material from the French army archives in Paris, which includes numerous memoires that have not even been published in France, renowned historian Paul Dawson tells the story of the early years of the Peninsular War as never before.Eyewitness accounts of the horrific Siege of Zaragoza, in which more than 50,000 soldiers and civilians were killed defending the city, and of the cataclysmic Spanish defeats at Medellin and Ocaña are interspersed with details of campaign life in the Iberian Peninsula and of struggling through the Galician mountains in pursuit of the British army marching to Corunna.As well as the drama of the great battles and the ever-present fear of Spanish guerrillas - the knife in the back, the flash of steel in the dark - Paul Dawson draws on the writings of the French soldiers to examine the ordinary conscript's belief in the war they were fighting for their Emperor, Napoleon.In this much-needed study of the Peninsular War from the French perspective, Paul Dawson has produced an unprecedented, yet vital addition to our understanding of the war in Iberia. Napoleon's Peninsular War is destined to become one of the classic accounts of this turbulent, yet endlessly fascinating era.

Biographical and Historical Memoirs of Louisiana

In 1763 a treaty between France , Spain and Great Britain was signed at Paris ,
which terminated the seven years ' war ( called in this country the French and
Indian war ) , and under its provisions there was a complete redistribution of
territory ...

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Peninsular Eyewitnesses

The Experience of War in Spain and Portugal 1808–1813 Charles Esdaile. 168.
P. Lagarde to Napoleon, 4 May 1809, cit. ... A. Rocca, Memoirs of the War of the
French in Spain, ed. P. Haythornthwaite (London, 1990), pp. 78–80. 174.

Author: Charles Esdaile

Publisher: Pen and Sword

ISBN: 1473817153

Category: History

Page: 304

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Many books have been written about the British struggle against Napoleon in the Peninsula. A few recent studies have given a broader view of the ebb and flow of a long war that had a shattering impact on Spain and Portugal and marked the history of all the nations involved. But none of these books has concentrated on how these momentous events were perceived and understood by the people who experienced them. Charles Esdaile has brought together a vivid selection of contemporary accounts of every aspect of the war to create a panoramic yet minutely detailed picture of those years of turmoil. The story is told through memoirs, letters and eyewitness testimony from all sides. Instead of generals and statesmen, we mostly hear from less-well-known figures - junior officers and ordinary soldiers and civilians who recorded their immediate experience of the conflict.

Memoirs of Great Britain and Ireland from the Battle Off La Hogue Till the Capture of the French and Spanish Fleets at Vigo

Second of Spain , and the Emperor , who had suffered least , opposed it ; Book V.
ya the one , irritated by the sense of the ... and the other , because he wished
hostilities to continue for ever between the French and Spanish Kings , in order to
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Author: Sir John Dalrymple

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Category: Great Britain

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The Quarterly Review London

MEMOIRS of the WAR in SPAIN . By MARSHAL SUCHET , Duke D'Albufera . 2
vols . 8vo . portrait , 24s . French 18s . • These volumes possess many attractions
for the professional reader , and are written in a style calculated to convey a very
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