Conquer or Die!: Wellington's Veterans and the Liberation of the New World

Conquer or Die!: Wellington's Veterans and the Liberation of the New World

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In 1815, just after the battle of Waterloo, over 6,000 British volunteers sailed across the Atlantic to aid Simon Bolivar in his liberation of Gran Columbia from her Spanish oppressors. The expeditions were plagued with disaster from the start, when one ship sank shortly after leaving Portsmouth with the loss of almost 200 lives. Those who reached the New World faced disease, wild animals, mutiny and desertion. Conditions on campaign were appalling, massacres were… (more)

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Publisher: Osprey Publishing (April 19, 2011)

Format: EPUB

Page count: 392 pages

File size: 4.9 MB

Protection: DRM

Language: English


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