NEW EBOOK - The Battle of Bailen, 1808
The Battle of Bailen set Europe alight. For years the magnificent, tough
and superbly equipped armies of Napoleon Bonaparte had marched
unchecked across Europe. But at Bailen a French army was fought to a
standstill and forced to surrender by a small Spanish force led by an
The blow to French prestige was immense. All across Europe
commanders began wondering if they too could beat the armies of the
In Spain the battle had a catastrophic impact on the French campaign
of conquest. The French armies fell back to defensive positions while
Spanish men flocked to the colours or took to the hills as guerrilas.
Bailen was one of the truly decisive battles of history.
The Battle of Bailen was fought as part of the Peninsular War that
pitched Britain’s Duke of Wellington against Napoleon’s French Marshals.
Written by a military author of great experience, this book explains
the way battles were fought two centuries ago and explains the course
of the action in an accessible but authoritative style.
This lavishly illustrated ebook is a must for anyone interested in
the Peninsular War. It includes profiles of the commanders, analysis of
tactics and weapons and an outline of the Peninsular War as well as
following the course of the siege.
This book forms part of the Bretwalda Battles series which features numerous battles.
Chapter 1 - The Peninsular War
Chapter 2 - The Commanders
Chapter 3 - Weapons, Soldiers and Tactics
Chapter 4 - The French Army
Chapter 5 - The Spanish Army
Chapter 6 - The Battle
Epilogue - After the Battle
About the Author
Oliver Hayes is a military historian who has written extensively for
books and magazines on different aspects of the military. He is now
writing a series of books on the Peninsular War for Bretwalda Books.
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