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Forlorn Hope: The Storming of Badajoz James Mace Forlorn Hope The Storming of Badajoz In the spring of the British army under Sir Arthur Wellesley Earl of Wellington has driven the French from Portugal With Napoleon obsessed by the invasion of Russia Wellington turns toward Sp

  • Title: Forlorn Hope: The Storming of Badajoz
  • Author: James Mace
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  • Page: 409
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  • Forlorn Hope: The Storming of Badajoz James Mace In the spring of 1812, the British army under Sir Arthur Wellesley, Earl of Wellington, has driven the French from Portugal With Napoleon obsessed by the invasion of Russia, Wellington turns toward Spain The way is barred by two fortresses, Ciudad Rodrigo and Badajoz When Ciudad Rodrigo collapses after a short siege, Wellington prepares to break the fortress of Badajoz,In the spring of 1812, the British army under Sir Arthur Wellesley, Earl of Wellington, has driven the French from Portugal With Napoleon obsessed by the invasion of Russia, Wellington turns toward Spain The way is barred by two fortresses, Ciudad Rodrigo and Badajoz When Ciudad Rodrigo collapses after a short siege, Wellington prepares to break the fortress of Badajoz, the most formidable stronghold in Europe.Lieutenant James Webster is in mourning following the loss of his wife, and he volunteers to command the small group that will lead the assault Second in command is Sergeant Thomas Davis recently diagnosed with a fatal illness, he prefers a valiant death in battle Breaches have been blown into the walls of the southern bastions, Trinidad and Santa Maria, and here Wellington will unleash the 4th and Light Divisions, while launching diversionary assaults on the northern San Vincente bastion, as well as the Badajoz castle Together with one hundred volunteers, the Forlorn Hope, Webster and Davis will storm the breach.
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    1. This 100 page novella is a horrifying snapshot of a suicidal mission Technically a prequel to I Stood With Wellington which I loved , this can be read alone As can I Stood With Wellington Set in 1812, Mace takes the reader into the siege of a Spanish fortress, focusing on the group of soldiers known as the Forlorn Hope the first wave of attackers expected to die, meant only to pave the way for further assault Mixing gritty details and cinematic elements in his combat scenes with a focus on a few [...]

    2. FORLORN HOPE The Storming of Badajozby James MaceOVERVIEW From Back of Book In the spring of 1812, the British army under Sir Arthur Wellesley, Earl of Wellington, has driven the French from Portugal With Napoleon obsessed by the invasion of Russia, Wellington turns toward Spain The way is barred by two fortresses, Ciudad Rodrigo and Badajoz When Ciudad Rodrigo collapses after a short siege, Wellington prepares to break the fortress of Badajoz, the most formidable stronghold in Europe.Lieutenant [...]

    3. Forlorn Hope The Storming of BadajozBy James MaceIn the spring of 1812, Earl of Wellington and the British army has driven the French from Portugal With Napoleon distracted by the invasion of Russia, Wellington uses this distraction to turn his attention toward Spain But the path is barred by two fortresses, Ciudad Rodrigo and Badajoz.Wellington must seize Badajoz if he is to finish his drive to Spain, but time is running out as the French army under Marshal Soult is en route to relieve Badajoz [...]

    4. FORLORN HOPE THE STORMING OF BADAJOZ by James Mace is an interesting historical fiction set during the Napoleonic War of 1812,Badajoz,Spain A novella,which is the prelude to I Stood With Wellington by this author The battle of 1812 will always loom over Badajoz This battle set the stage for the downfall and defeat of Napoleon What an interesting and detailed story of the tragedy at Badajoz,Spain The men who fought that battle,their challenges,their struggles,their loss and the heroism of that dr [...]

    5. This is the first book that I have read by James Mace, who was a professional soldier in the US Army, and now I believe serves in the US National Guard He has previously written a series of novels about the Roman army but has now turned his hand to the Napoleonic period, of which Forlorn Hope was the first in the style of a novella This short but incredibly accurate story tells the horrific true story of the siege, storming and aftermath of the battle of Badajoz during Spring 1812.Clearly an awf [...]

    6. War at its worstI enjoyed this book because it looked at the taking of Badajoz during the Peninsula War in the early 1800 s by the forces of Wellington I have read the Richard Sharpe story of this event and can say this one is as good as Sharpe s story There is a major difference between the two this one looks at the men, who are going in as the Forlorn Hope while Sharpe deals with Sharpe s worrying about his wife and daughter caught in Badajoz In this one you hope that they all make it, but it [...]

    7. Napoleonic history is a hobby of mine, and Wellington s battles of the Spanish Peninsular is a must read for me I read Forlorn Hope the storming of Badajoz quite quickly as it is a short book of 108 pages Overall I enjoyed the story, but as a novel there is nothing new having read Bernard Cornwall s Sharpe books The battle was factual, which gave it a textbook style to some extent For those interested in Napoleonic battles it is five stars, but for those looking for the battle to be the backgrou [...]

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