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Letters From Portugal, Spain and France 1812-1814

Broughton, Samuel D.

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ISBN 10: 1845880307 / ISBN 13: 9781845880309
Verlag: Nonsuch Publishing, Stroud, 2005
Gebraucht Zustand: Very Good Softcover
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Titel: Letters From Portugal, Spain and France 1812...

Verlag: Nonsuch Publishing, Stroud

Erscheinungsdatum: 2005

Einband: Paperback

Zustand:Very Good

Art des Buches: Used

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This book presents a very personal account by the author of his campaigning experiences on the march from Lisbon to Boulogne during the Peninsular War against Napoleonic France. Broughton was a soldier of the 2nd Life Guards, later becoming its regimental surgeon, but his aim was to record not only campaign details but anything he found of interest during his travels. The letters contain fascinating details not often found in memoirs concerning this campaign, including descriptions of the local diet and portrayals of contemporary society, festivals, and customs, as well as recording the particulars of the military actions in which the author was engaged. From the balls and dinner-parties in Lisbon via the discomforts of campaign to the splendours of Paris, this is an engaging and elegant narrative of a tumultuous period in European history.

About the Author:

Samuel D. Broughton was born in Bristol in 1787, the son of an Anglican clergyman. After his medical training he was appointed as assistant surgeon to the Dorsetshire militia before transferring to the 2nd Life Guards in 1812, where he became additional surgeon to J. Carrick Moore, the elder brother of General Sir John Moore. He served with the Life Guards in the Peninsular campaign, the south of France and at the Battle of Waterloo. In 1821 Broughton became regimental surgeon in succession to Moore and thereafter resided in London.

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