RUIZ Raul, SARMIENTO Valeria, The Lines of Wellington on DVD
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Description: On 27 September, 1810, having beaten Busaco, Massena was on his way to Lisbon. Already on the defensive, Wellington was strengthening his position and protecting his forces behind a formidable network of fortifications he had built: the famous lines of Torres Vedras. The French, commanded by Massena, were ignorant of their existence. The confrontation of the French with the lines of Torres Vedas provides the backdrop to Valeria Sarmiento's The Lines of Wellington.
Review of the movie by Thierry Lentz, Director of the Fondation Napoléon
Official movie website
Place and publisher: Leopardo Filmes
Date of publication: 2013
Number of pages: 0
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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 involved the largest armies since the Napoleonic Wars..." In Italian and English.
To buy the book: click here http://www.libreriamilitare.com/prodotto.php?id_prod=56719 (external link)
Place and publisher: Rome: Ufficio Storico
Date of publication: 2014
Number of pages: 380
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