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Talk: Wellington's Eastern Front, December 2

Postby FBC-Elvas, Portugal » August 31st, 2016, 1:37 pm

Nick Lipscombe is to speak on Wellington's Eastern Front on December 2nd at the Royal Marsden Education & Conference Centre, Stewarts Grove, SW3 6JJ. This is a free lunchtime talk organised by NAM. Seats must be reserved however. 020 7730 0717.
Pen & Sword will publish his history on the subject in November.

Wellington's Forgotten Front: The East Coast of Spain 1810- 1814
Nick's latest work is a study of the epic struggle on Spain’s eastern front during the Peninsular War. Often overlooked as not an integral part of the Duke of Wellington’s main army operating on the Portuguese border and in western and northern Spain but, in fact, 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.

http://www.nam.ac.uk/events/daytime-tal ... in-1810-14

Entry to Daytime Talks is free. However, places must be reserved in advance by contacting the customer services team on 020 7730 0717.

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Re: Talk: Wellington's Eastern Front, December 2

Postby Senarmont198 » September 5th, 2016, 9:02 pm

Isn't a new book by Nick Lipscombe on this subject supposed to be coming out?
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Re: Talk: Wellington's Eastern Front, December 2

Postby FBC-Elvas, Portugal » September 6th, 2016, 9:05 am

Yes ideed. Pen & Sword is publishing it in November. It's a very interesting, lesser known topic and this new history is excellent. http://www.pen-and-sword.co.uk/Wellingt ... ck/p/12366

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Re: Talk: Wellington's Eastern Front, December 2

Postby Senarmont198 » September 6th, 2016, 10:26 am

Thanks!
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