Marlborough's Cameronians

Two British Officers During the War of Spanish Succession-The Life and Diary of Lieut. Col. J. Blackader by Andrew Crichton & Brigadier Ferguson: A Soldier of 1688 and Blenheim by James Ferguson
 
 
Leonaur Ltd (Verlag)
  • erschienen am 11. April 2014
 
  • Buch
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  • Softcover
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  • 464 Seiten
978-1-78282-304-9 (ISBN)
 
At war with Marlborough against the French



There can be little doubt that John Churchill, Duke of Marlborough, stands high in the pantheon of the greatest British military men. His campaigns, particularly during the War of Spanish Succession (1701-14) where he fought in collaboration with another military genius of his age, Prince Eugene of Savoy, included iconic battles which resonate to the present day. Perhaps foremost among those was the Battle of Blenheim, 1704, in which allied victory was grasped-at some cost-from a French force whose position on the field of conflict could barely have been better. It is certain that Marlborough owed much of his success-as did Wellington a century later-to the courage of the soldiers of the British army who fought under his command. This special Leonaur edition includes narratives about two officers of one of the redoubtable British regiments, the hard fighting and ardently religious Scots of the Cameronians-the 26th Regiment of Foot. The first narrative chronicles the career and includes the campaign diary of John Blackader, whose words have often been quoted in descriptions of the war. The second work describes the career of James Ferguson another renowned Scottish officer and is included here to provide a contrasting perspective on Blackader's more expansive writing.

Leonaur editions are newly typeset and are not facsimiles; each title is available in softcover and hardback with dustjacket.
  • Englisch
  • Broschur/Paperback
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  • Klebebindung
  • Höhe: 216 mm
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  • Breite: 140 mm
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  • Dicke: 27 mm
  • 615 gr
978-1-78282-304-9 (9781782823049)

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