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The Subaltern By George Robert Gleig
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Sir Charles Oman (1860-1946), the great historian of the Peninsular War, called George Robert Gleig's account 'charming...pleasant' and 'life-like'. Gleig avoids 'second hand stories'; his are... More > 'statements of fact' which `may be relied on' (Wellington's Army). Written in 1825, only ten years after Waterloo, the Subaltern is one of the superior memoirs of the Peninsular War. Seventeen year old Lieutenant Gleig only landed during the tail-end of the conflict, precisely during the siege of San Sebastian (1813), but his account of these often overlooked few months of bloody fighting is breathtaking. He is a vital source for understanding Wellington's invasion of France which included the crossing of the Bidasoa, the Battles Nivelle and Nive and the investment of Bayonne. This is a CAREFULLY transcripted and formatted version.< Less
The Campaigns of the British Army at Washington and New Orleans in the Years 1814-1815 By George Robert Gleig
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First published in 1821, just six years after he had witnessed the British campaigns in Washington and New Orleans, Gleig's chronicle provides a glimpse of the impressions, sentiments and attitudes... More > fostered by those who fought some of the most influential battles in British and American history. New and completely re-worked version of this important work. It has been carefully checked for errors (unlike other commercial offerings). Also includes map plates.< Less
Story of Waterloo By George Robert Gleig
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Another carefully edited and formatted work from the author of "The Subaltern", George Robert Gleig who was diverted to Europe immediately on returning from the disastrous Battle of New... More > Orleans. This version was originally published in the USA in 1847 and has been translated from American into English. The story begins with the preparations for the campaign and continues through the occupation of Paris and the abdication of Napoleon. Gleig himself (or the publishers) introduced a number of errors into the text. For instance, General Ziethan was portrayed variously as "Zeiten" or "Zieten" and this is one oversight that I have chosen to correct.< Less

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