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Nick Lipscombe's Wellington's Eastern Front published

Postby FBC-Elvas, Portugal » November 14th, 2016, 2:03 pm

Wellington’s Eastern Front is often overlooked because it wasn’t considered an integral part of the Duke of Wellington’s main army operating on the Portuguese border and in western and northern Spain. But actually, the two fronts were intrinsically linked.

To the Spanish, the east coast was a matter of national survival; the ports of Tarragona, Valencia, Alicante and Cartagena sustained the nation, fed the people and the Spanish military machine. To the French, failure to gain early control of the east coast was cited by Napoleon as one of the principal reasons for the defeat of the Grande Armée and the loss of the War. To the British, the east coast was a necessary and cost effective distraction but, by 1812, it had become an integral component to Wellington’s plans and, in the end, it held the key to the successful invasion of France.

Professor Charles Esdaile wrote 'If there was ever a moment that Wellington was thrown into despair in the course of the Peninsular War, it was when the French captured the eastern city of Valencia on 8 January 1812. In this much needed addition to the literature, Nick Lipscombe has given chapter and verse as to why a front that has generally been overlooked was actually crucial to the outcome of the struggle. Highly recommended.'

Wellington's Eastern Front has been published by Pen & Sword and Nick will be talking about the campaign as part of the National Army Museum Lunchtime Talks on 2 December 2016 at the Royal Marsden Education and Conference Centre, Stewart’s Grove, London, SW3 6JJ. Entry is free. However, places must be reserved in advance by contacting the NAM customer services team on 020 7730 0717.

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Re: Nick Lipscombe's Wellington's Eastern Front published

Postby Emperors Library » November 25th, 2016, 12:21 pm

This seems to be an expansion of his previous work - Wellington's Forgotten Front, ISBN-978-0957545304 - from 2013.
It is only 100 pages long but it is a good read.

I will still get this one though!

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Re: Nick Lipscombe's Wellington's Eastern Front published

Postby Senarmont198 » November 25th, 2016, 1:16 pm

It isn't out in the US yet.
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Re: Nick Lipscombe's Wellington's Eastern Front published

Postby Mark » November 29th, 2016, 10:49 am

Thanks, Sarah! I will add it to my list.

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Re: Nick Lipscombe's Wellington's Eastern Front published

Postby FBC-Elvas, Portugal » December 11th, 2016, 10:06 am

Wellington's Eastern Front has been published in the US now.
https://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_noss ... +Lipscombe

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Re: Nick Lipscombe's Wellington's Eastern Front published

Postby Senarmont198 » December 11th, 2016, 12:23 pm

The publication date for the US is 2 February 2017 and the book is still on pre-order.

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/14738 ... UTF8&psc=1
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Re: Nick Lipscombe's Wellington's Eastern Front published

Postby Josh&Historyland » December 11th, 2016, 1:16 pm

I'm reviewing it for the Napoleon Series, halfway through, very interesting read. Clarifying much of the legend of Suchet in Spain and what he was up against.

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Re: Nick Lipscombe's Wellington's Eastern Front published

Postby Josh&Historyland » February 6th, 2017, 5:59 pm

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Re: Nick Lipscombe's Wellington's Eastern Front published

Postby FBC-Elvas, Portugal » February 6th, 2017, 8:31 pm

A good, insightful review Josh. Reading it made me want to hunt up the hills where the guerrillas staked out the French.
A mesmerizing history and very well written I thought.

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Re: Nick Lipscombe's Wellington's Eastern Front published

Postby Mark » February 8th, 2017, 10:19 am

Josh&Historyland wrote:My review is up on the Napoleon Series.
http://www.napoleon-series.org/reviews/military/WellingtonsEasternFront.pdf
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