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History of the King's German Legion

History of the King's German Legion
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  • Date Published: October 2012
  • availability: In stock
  • format: Multiple copy pack
  • isbn: 9781108054232

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  • This two-volume work, published between 1832 and 1837 by the officer and antiquary North Ludlow Beamish (1797–1872), is the definitive account of what was effectively the Hanoverian army in exile. With their country overrun by Napoleon in 1803, thousands of officers and men made their way to England to form the King's German Legion (KGL), which consisted of several regiments of cavalry and infantry, as well as artillery and engineers. The KGL was a superb fighting force that saw widespread service as part of the British Army from 1804 until 1815. It provided Wellington with arguably his finest cavalry during the Peninsular War and Waterloo Campaign. Based upon eyewitness accounts and written records of the KGL's officers and men, this work remains of enduring value to military historians.

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    Product details

    • Date Published: October 2012
    • format: Multiple copy pack
    • isbn: 9781108054232
    • length: 1156 pages
    • dimensions: 220 x 140 x 70 mm
    • weight: 1.49kg
    • contains: 1 b/w illus. 8 colour illus. 9 maps
    • availability: In stock
  • Table of Contents

    Volume 1: Preface
    1. Situation of the electorate of Hanover on the breaking out of the war
    2. Unhappy mode adopted by ministers
    3. Wallmoden takes the command of the army at Celle
    4. Mutiny of the Hanoverian heavy cavalry brigade
    5. Feelings of the king
    6. Rapid organization of the new corps
    7. Eight thousand of the legion embark for Rügen
    8. Strong sally of the enemy
    9. Effects of the late gale
    10. Column is suddenly ordered to countermarch
    11. Narrative of the retreat
    12. Success of the French in Spain
    13. The first hussars of the legion join the army in Portugal
    14. Expedition to the Scheldt
    15. Appearance of Flushing
    16. Duties of the German regiments in Sicily
    17. Condition of the British and German troops after the Battle of Talavera
    18. Unsuccessful attempt of General Craufurd
    19. Humanity toward a body of wounded French
    20. Operation in the Isle of Leon
    21. State of the armies in Portugal
    22. Retreat of Massena
    Appendix. Volume 2: Letter from major-general von Berger to the author
    1. First siege of Badajos
    2. The allied force united behind Guinaldo
    3. Preparations for the siege of Ciudad Rodrigo
    4. Salamanca evacuated by the enemy
    5. Combat of Garcia Hernandez
    6. Operation of Hill's corps during the month of March
    7. Operations in the north of Germany in 1813
    8. Peninsular campaign of 1813
    9. Operations under General Wallmoden
    10. Operations of Wallmoden's corps continued
    11. Operations in the peninsular after the battle of Vittoria
    12. Siege of St Sebastian
    13. Operations of Lord William Bentinck
    14. Campaign of 1814
    15. Lord Wellington decides on attacking Soult
    16. Operations of the Anglo-Sicilian army
    17. Campaign of Waterloo

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    North Ludlow Beamish

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