|Forlag||Pen and Sword|
|Emne||Biography: historical, political & military; Europe; European history; Military history; Modern history to 20th century: c 1700 to c 1900; c 1700 to c 1800; c 1800 to c 1900|
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Om Wellington's Scapegoat
Lieutenant Colonel Charles Bevan was the key figure in an extraordinary, controversial and ultimately tragic episode during the Peninsula War. He was the commanding officer held responsible for the dramatic night escape of the French garrison from Almeida over a vital bridge. For this disaster he incurred the extreme wrath of the Duke of Wellington but whether this was fair remains highly debatable.