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These are books available or expected to be published by the various specialist, military publishers with whom we deal. 

We  need to order these in specially so please be patient as they are often delayed ie they don’t always appear when the publishers list said they would!
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FRANCE AT BAY 1870 - 1871: THE STRUGGLE FOR PARIS
by Douglas Fermer

The Franco-Prussian War did not end with the catastrophic French defeat at Sedan on 1 September 1870 when an entire French army surrendered, the Emperor Napoleon III was captured and his regime collapsed. The war went on for another five agonizing months, and resolved itself into a contest for Paris, for while Paris held out, France was undefeated. The story of this dramatic final phase of the war is the subject of this masterly account. Weaving this story of military victory and defeat into a gripping narrative, it sets the extraordinary events of nearly 150 years ago in the wider context of European history.

2011, Pen & Sword, , 9781848843257,< B-01>,280pp, 16 maps, 30 b/w illustrations, New in d/w, ,
Subject... European Conflicts & The Napoleonic Wars
Web No. 34275-01..............................£19.99 

THE NAPOLEONIC WARS EXPERIENCE
by Richard Holmes

Napoleon rose to become one of Revolutionary France's most successful generals, before being crowned emperor in December 1804. Over the next eight years, he fought a series of campaigns, defeating all his continental rivals, though his inability to take command of the sea prevented him from beating Britain. This impressive book tells the story of the Napoleonic Wars, bringing them to life as never before with 30 items of rare and previously unpublished facsimile memorabilia, which have been specially researched from museum collections around the world.

2006, Andre Deutsch, , 9780233001982 ,< B-01>,Large format, 80pp, 250 colour & b/w illustrations, 20 colour maps, New in brown boards in slipcase, ,
Subject... European Conflicts & The Napoleonic Wars
Web No. 33904-01..............................£35.00 

WELLINGTON'S SCAPEGOAT
by Archie Hunter

Lieutenant Colonel Charles Bevan was the key figure in a controversial & tragic episode during the Peninsula War. He was the officer held responsible for the dramatic escape of the French garrison from Almeida, & for this disaster he incurred the wrath of the Duke of Wellington. Drawing on letters & papers of the Bevan family & other contemporary sources this book examines the background to the incident, the subsequent blame heaped upon Bevan, & the role of the incompetent, drunken, General Erskine in the affair. Bevan committed suicide after his Regiment’s honour was unjustly tarnished by Wellington.

2003, Pen & Sword, , 1844150291,< B-01>,c256pp, ills, New in d/w, ,
Subject... European Conflicts & The Napoleonic Wars
Web No. 31968-01..............................£19.95 

IN THE WORDS OF NAPOLEON
by (Editor) R M Johnston and Philip Haythornthwaite

This startling insight into the Emperor's life and deeds is derived almost entirely from his extensive correspondence, other writings and reported speeches. Precise translations of Napoleon's own words are used to provide a unique glimpse into the major events of the era. Napoleonic expert, Philip Haythornthwaite, provides biographical details of the key personalities and places each year of the diary in context with valuable background information

2008, Greenhill Books, , 9781853674839,< B-01>,416pp, New, ,
Subject... European Conflicts & The Napoleonic Wars
Web No. 31091-01..............................£35.00 

ARTILLERY OF THE NAPOLEONIC WARS
by Kevin F. Kiley

Napoleon understood the power & effectiveness of cannon, & their ability to pulverise defences, reduce fortresses & destroy attacks. This detailed study looks at artillery use throughout the Napoleonic period & evaluates gunners' contribution to the campaigns. It examines French artillery, including that of the Imperial Guard, & compares it to that of Britain, Russia & Austria. Illustrated with beautiful line drawings & rare contemporary plates the book draws on regulations of the period, eyewitness accounts of artillerymen & official reports.

2008, Greenhill Books, , 9781853675836,< B-01>,320pp, 26 ills, 32 diagrams , New in d/w, ,
Subject... European Conflicts & The Napoleonic Wars
Web No. 31982-01..............................£32.99 

WATERLOO: THE DECISIVE VICTORY
by Colonel Nick Lipscombe Editor

Published to coincide with the 200th anniversary of the battle of Waterloo, this lavishly illustrated volume looks at all the different aspects of the 100 day campaign which has become synonymous with the Napoleonic Wars and saw the eventual defeat of Napoleon's French forces. Ten articles by internationally renowned historians examine the battle from the microcosm of the bitter fighting for the fortified farmhouse of Hougoumont, through to a wider perspective of the campaign as a whole. This highly collectible, official publication of the Waterloo 200 organization is presented in a black slipcase with gold titles.

2014, Osprey Publishing, , 9781472801043,< B-01>,416pp, numerous colour plates, battle plans, maps and illustrations, New in illustrated boards in slipcase, ,
Subject... European Conflicts & The Napoleonic Wars
Web No. 36996-01..............................£35.00 

WELLINGTON'S GUNS
by Nick Lipscombe

Dismissive and aloof, Wellington treated his artillery with disdain, despite their growing influence on the field of battle. Wellington's Guns exposes, for the first time, the often stormy relationship between Wellington and his artillery and how the reluctance to modernize the British artillery corps threatened to derail the British push for victory. Nick Lipscombe reveals that despite Wellington’s brilliance as a field commander, his abrupt and uncompromising leadership style, particularly towards his artillery commanders, shaped the Napoleonic Wars, and how despite this, the ever-evolving technology and tactics ensured that the extensive use of artillery became one of the hallmarks of a modern army.

2013, Osprey Publishing, , 9781780961149,< B-01>,456pp, 30 colour photos & images, 18 maps, New in d/w, ,
Subject... European Conflicts & The Napoleonic Wars
Web No. 36541-01..............................£25.00 

RUSSIAN EYEWITNESS ACCOUNTS OF THE CAMPAIGN OF 1812
by Alexander Mikaberidze

Russia played a decisive role in the Napoleonic wars and its success in the struggle against France allowed it to shape the course of European history. Over the last 200 years the Napoleonic era has been discussed and analyzed in numerous studies, but many fail to fully portray the Russian side of the events. Only a handful of Russian memoirs have been translated into English and this book seeks to fill this gap by providing previously unavailable memoirs of Russian participants. Each chapter deals with an important episode of the 1812 campaign, and features dozens of memoirs, letters and diaries.

2012, Frontline Books, , 9781848326354,< B-01>,261pp, 32 b/w & 16 colour illustrations, map, New in d/w, ,
Subject... European Conflicts & The Napoleonic Wars
Web No. 34550-01..............................£25.00 

RUSSIAN EYEWITNESS ACCOUNTS OF THE CAMPAIGN OF 1814
by Alexander Mikaberidze

Russia played a decisive role in the Napoleonic wars, and over the last 200 years, the Napoleonic era has been discussed and analysed in numerous studies. Many of these fail to fully portray the Russian side of events due to the relative scarcity of Russian sources in English and this book seeks to fill this gap. Defeat at Leipzig in 1813 had driven Napoleon back across the borders of France, and in January 1814 the Russians, Austrians, Prussians and their other German allies stood poised to cross the Rhine. The book is the first to bring together dozens of letter, diaries and memoirs of Russian participants of the 1814 Campaign.

2013, Frontline Books, , 9781848327078,< B-01>,295pp, 33 b/w illustrations, 2 maps, New in d/w, ,
Subject... European Conflicts & The Napoleonic Wars
Web No. 36488-01..............................£25.00 

OSPREY MEN-AT-ARMS 440: NAPOLEON'S POLISH LANCERS OF THE IMPERIAL GUARD
by Ronald Pawley and Illustrator Patrice Courcelle

This book draws on original regimental records to give by far the most detailed account ever published in English of the organization and personalities of the most renowned of the foreign units that served in the Emperor's armies. Unlike most of his foreign troops, these Polish horsemen were true volunteers, who owed their honoured place in his Imperial Guard to their proven courage and dash on battlefields from Spain to Russia. The text is illustrated with rare portraits and photographs, and with detailed colour plates of the Lancers' magnificent uniforms.

2007, Osprey Publishing, , 9781846032561,< B-01>,48pp, 7 colour plates, c60 b/w illustrations, New in card cover, , CARD
Subject... European Conflicts & The Napoleonic Wars
Web No. 35102-01..............................£9.99 

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NARRATIVE OF THE CAMPAIGN OF THE ARMY OF THE INDUS,IN SIND & KAUBOOL IN 1883-9. TWO VOLUMES

by Richard Hartley Kennedy


Web No.
27579-01

470.00

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