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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP26 Jun 2017 4:25 p.m. PST

"The campaigns fought against Napoleon in the Iberian peninsula, in France, Germany, Italy and Russia and across the rest of Europe have been described and analysed in exhaustive detail, yet the history of the fighting in the Mediterranean has rarely been studied as a separate theatre of the conflict. Gareth Glover sets this right with a compelling account of the struggle on land and at sea for control of a region that was critical for the outcome of the Napoleonic Wars. The story of this twenty-year conflict is illustrated with numerous quotes from a large number of primary sources, many of which are published here for the first time"
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Dave Jackson Supporting Member of TMP27 Jun 2017 4:39 a.m. PST

See Tom Pocock, "Stopping Napoleon", printed in 2004…..


21eRegt Supporting Member of TMP27 Jun 2017 6:38 a.m. PST

"Dreams of Empire" by Paul Fregosi covers all the secondary campaign regions with a powerful style and unbiased approach.

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP27 Jun 2017 10:28 a.m. PST

Thanks Dave!.


Haitiansoldier Inactive Member28 Jun 2017 9:23 a.m. PST

Don't forget the Haitian Revolution. Napoleon's army was utterly decimated there in 1802-04.

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP28 Jun 2017 11:06 a.m. PST

You seems a little obsessed with the Haitian Revolution my friend… (smile)

Are you from there?


Brechtel19811 Jul 2017 4:59 p.m. PST

Napoleon's army was utterly decimated there in 1802-04.

Yes, by disease. The British had the same problem.

Brechtel19811 Jul 2017 5:00 p.m. PST

War in the Mediterranean by Piers Macksey is also an excellent reference.

Brechtel19812 Jul 2017 4:06 a.m. PST

Regarding General Leclerc and the French expedition to Haiti:

'…Leclerc, called 'the blond Bonaparte' for his energy and daring, always had his chance for fame chopped short by wounds, sickness, or an armistice. Napoleon trusted him, married him to his beautiful youngest sister Pauline, and sent him off in 1802 to reestablish French rule in Haiti. The blacks there were less trouble than his own naval commanders, but Haiti's fevers killed him before the year ended. Americans did not approve of his mission, and that popular disapproval undoubtedly has obscured his real merit.'-John Elting, Swords Around A Throne, 159.

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