Napoleon's Vietnam: Spain 1809 - 1811

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In 1809, as Napoleon fought the Austrians at Wagram, the war in Spain and Portugal continued to rage. The French had inflicted several heavy defeats on Spanish field armies, but now they faced a popular insurgency as well as a well-trained Anglo-Portuguese army led by British general Lord Wellington. The Peninsular War, as it became known, became Napoleon's 'bleeding ulcer', or his Vietnam, costing his empire nearly quarter of a million soldiers, in a war that looked increasingly unwinnable.

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Some great books about the Peninsular War from our partner Osprey Publishing
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? Spanish Guerrillas in the Peninsular War
? Talavera 1809: Wellington's Lightning Strike into Spain
? The Lines of Torres Vedras
? Bussaco 1810: Wellington Defeats Napoleon's Marshals
? Fuentes de Oñoro 1811: Wellington's Liberation of Portugal
? The Portuguese Army of the Napoleonic Wars
Andrew Roberts' highly readable recent Napoleon biography:
? Napoleon the Great
And probably the best recent history of the Peninsular War by Prof Charles Esdaile
? The Peninsular War

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