History of the War in the Peninsula and in the South of France: From the Year 1807 to the Year 1814, Volum 1

W.J. Widdleton, 1862
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"This is the story of the great Peninsular War, by one who fought through it him-self, and in no history has a more chivalrous and manly account been given of one's enemy. Indeed, Napier seems to me ... Les hele vurderingen


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Side 339 - I hope the people of England will be satisfied! I hope my country will do me justice!
Side 387 - The suburb, the greatest portion of the walls, and one-fourth of the houses, were in the hands of the French. Sixteen thousand shells, thrown during the bombardment, and the explosion of forty-five thousand pounds of powder, in the mines, had shaken the city to its foundations ; and the bones of more than forty thousand persons, of every age and sex, bore dreadful testimony to the constancy of the besieged.
Side 304 - I certainly at first did feel, and expressed much indignation at a person like him, being made the channel of a communication of that sort from you to me. Those feelings are at an end ; and I dare say they never will be excited towards you again. If Mr.
Side 494 - France shall have disembarked it in the harbours specified, or in any other of the ports of France, to which stress of weather may force them, every facility shall be given them to return to England without delay ; and security against capture, until their arrival in a friendly port. 'Art.
Side 336 - Dalmatia being apprised of major Napier's situation, had him conveyed to good quarters, and with a kindness and consideration very uncommon, wrote to Napoleon, desiring that his prisoner might not be sent to France, which (from the system of refusing exchanges) would have been destruction to his professional prospects. The mar*shal also obtained for the drummer the decoration of the legion of honour.
Side 386 - Lasnes rejected these proposals, and the fire continued ; but the hour of surrender was come ! Fifty pieces of artillery, on the left bank of the Ebro, laid the houses on the quay in ruins ; the church of Our Lady of the Pillar, under whose especial protection the city was...
Side 495 - British army shall be restored on the completion of the articles which concern the army ; and the officer of the navy on the disembarkation of the French troops in their own country. The like is to take place on the part of the French army.
Side 494 - The French army shall carry with it all its equipments, and all that is comprehended under the name of property of the army...
Side 514 - There is, however, a chance, and whilst there is that I think myself bound to run all risks to support it. I am now differently situated from what I was when Castanos was defeated : I have been joined by general Hope, the artillery, and all the cavalry (lord Paget, with three regiments, is at Toro); and my junction with sir David Baird is secure, though I have not heard from him since I ordered him to return to Astorga,' Sir John Moore to lord Castlereagh.
Side 336 - Paget, with the reserve, had descended into the valley, and the line of the skirmishers being thus supported, vigorously checked the advance of the enemy's troops in that quarter, while the fourth regiment galled their flank ; at the same time the centre and left of the army also became engaged...

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