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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP26 Aug 2020 10:37 p.m. PST

…The Making of a Field Marshal

"This book is about the formative years of the first field marshal in the Corps of Royal Engineers, John Burgoyne, and his service in the Napoleonic Wars. Burgoyne's early service was in the Mediterranean, followed by service in the Iberian Peninsula from 1808-1814. Having built up a good relationship with Wellington, Burgoyne was selected to command the engineers in the disastrous American campaign of 1814-15.

Burgoyne's father was also a well-known British general who, sadly, is remembered for his surrender of the British Army at Sarratoga, rather than for more positive reasons. He died penniless, leaving his children, including John, to be cared for by family friends. Burgoyne seemed to spend the rest of his life working to obtain his independence…."


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Brechtel198 Supporting Member of TMP28 Aug 2020 5:43 p.m. PST

Yet another on the growing list…

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP29 Aug 2020 12:40 p.m. PST



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