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Bloody Albuera by Ian Fletcher

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Examine the legend now known as one of the bloodiest days in the history of the British Army. An Allied army of British redcoats, Portuguese and Spanish troops took position around Albuera, Spain, where Napoleon's Marshal Soult would attempt to force them out. The battle ended with an Allied victory, but at an appalling cost in lives. Fletcher, a respected authority on the Peninsular War, recounts the entire 1811 campaign, with Albuera as its centerpiece. Packed with photos and maps, including a striking portfolio of 16 full-color uniform figures meticulously detailed by military artist Gerry Embleton.