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Wellington's spies

By: McGrigor, Mary

1844153282 / 9781844153282
Hardback
940.2'78
26/07/2005
Stock expected by 24/02/2020
England
24 cm xvi, 272 p., [16] p. of plates : ill.
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Intelligence was just as important in the Napoleonic Wars as it is today. Then there was only one way of obtaining it - by spies and informers.

The Author uses first hand accounts of three of Wellington's most daring and successful Intelligence Officers.

The three men, all of Scottish descent, were very different in character.

One was killed in action and another taken prisoner and after narrowly avoiding summary execution made a dramatic escape.

There is a romantic angle too. Their stories skilfully interwoven against the backdrop of the brutal Peninsula War where atrocities were common place.

This book gives a fresh insight into Wellington's remarkable triumph over Napoleon's armies.

BIC:

HBJD European history, HBLL Modern history to 20th century: c 1700 to c 1900, HBWH Napoleonic Wars, JWKF Military intelligence

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