On the Road With Wellington


Diary of a War Commissary in the Peninsular Campaign

By: A L F Schaumann
Format: Hardback
Series: The Napoleonic Library
Pages: 416
ISBN: 9781848328396
Published: 2nd September 2015
RRP / Print Price: £25.00

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On the Road With Wellington

'August Schaumann was a natural born storyteller. He describes his Peninsula adventures so vividly that you get the feeling that you are there, riding next to him dodging French cavalry patrols and conquering the hearts and bodies of Spanish and Portuguese ladies.' - Fons Libert, The Napoleonic Series

This remarkable memoir captures the life and adventures of a junior officer as he endures the drama and agonies of the fierce struggle in Spain, Portugal, and southern France between 1808 and 1814. 

As a commissary, he was entrusted with gathering supplies and was caught up in 
a host of brawls and skirmishes. He laments the lot of commissaries exposing themselves to the enemy on their foraging raids, risking assassination by enraged natives, and being treated shabbily by the generals. 

This edition is introduced by Bernard Cornwell, author of the Sharpe series of novels and TV films.

 



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