Battle of Maida 1806 ebook
by Richard Hopton
Battle of Maida 1806 book.
Battle of Maida 1806 book. Richard Hopton, the up-and-coming historian, has uncovered the long overlooked defeat of Napoleon's forces by General Sir John Stuart at Maida, Southern Italy in 1806. For many years the only hint that there had been a triumph A nation's history is littered with conveniently forgotten defeats and military disasters but it is unusual for significant victories to be ignored.
John Stuart led 5,200 British troops to victory over about 5,400 French soldiers under Jean Reynier, inflicting significant losses while incurring relatively few casualties. Maida is located in the toe of Italy, about 30 kilometres (19 mi) west of Catanzaro.
He demonstrates that both sides employed flexible tactics, clearly refuting the older view, rejected even by its most famous advocate, Charles Oman, that the famous French assault columns shattered against the steady British line. Hopton concludes with a chapter on the results and implications of the battle within the Big Picture of the War of the Third Coalition, and for the future of British tactics
The Author brilliantly describes the cast of colorful yet highly improbably characters who fate and circumstances brought together.
The Author brilliantly describes the cast of colorful yet highly improbably characters who fate and circumstances brought together. Arguably pride of place must go to Ferdinand II, Ruler of the Kingdom of the Two Sicilies, whose eccentricity was only exceeded by his abject incompetence. Categories: History\Military History.
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The Battle of Maida of 1806 was the first significant British victory over the forces of Napoleonic France, coming two years before Arthur Wellesley's first victories in Portugal at the start of the Peninsula War. The battle is rarely mentioned, but is sometimes quoted as the first victory o. . The battle is rarely mentioned, but is sometimes quoted as the first victory of British line over French column. Sadly as Hopton proves this wasn't actually the case - the French deployed into lines of their own before being defeated
The Battle of Maida 1806. A nation's history is littered with conveniently forgotten defeats and military disasters but it is unusual for significant victories to be ignored.
The Battle of Maida 1806.
The battle of Maida, 1806. Campaigns, Foreign relations, Maida, Battle of, Italy, 1806, Napoleonic Wars, 1800-1815.