HICKS Peter, Lieutenant Woodberry: Journal de Guerre 1813-1815
Description: George Woodberry was a young Englishman who led a career in the British cavalry between 1813-1815, in Portugal and in Spain, then France and belgium. The young lieutenant fought for three years against the French army, from the battle of Vitoria to the battle of Waterloo. His war diary is a little-known text, but is one full of passion, a mix of his experiences, details of his travels and notes on the life of a soldier. His account of Waterloo is perhaps the most prominent part of his diary, as he recounts the very real experience of battle.
The text is presented here for the first time in French, translated and edited by Peter Hicks.
Place and publisher: Gallimard
Date of publication: 2013
Number of pages: 435
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"...The French Piedmontese campaign in 1859 was carefully coordinated by the two powers. It required meticulous political and military planning to succesfully wage war and oust the Habsburgs from the Italian peninsula. This war is often overlooked in military histories outside of Italy, and overshadowed by the American Civil War and the Wars of German Unification. Nevertheless, the Second War of Italian Independence witnessed the first strategic and operational use of railroads, steamships, rifled muskets and artillery. Furthermore, the battles fought in 1859 invovled the largest armies since the Napoleonic Wars..."
Place and publisher: Rome: Ufficio Storico
Date of publication: 2014
Number of pages: 380
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