|Forlag||The History Press|
|Emne||Europe; European history; Modern history to 20th century: c 1700 to c 1900; Napoleonic Wars; c 1800 to c 1900|
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Om Wellington's Right Hand
General Rowland Hill, 1st Viscount Hill of Almarez was imaginative, brave - and perhaps more surprisingly for the period in which he lived an d fought - compassionate towards those under his command. He was a man who frequently led from the front in some of the deadliest battles ofthe Napoleonic Wars. Hill was given his own 'detached' corps and fought his way through Spain, Portugal and France, winning battles against the odds - such at St Pierre, where he defeated the redoubtable Marchal Soult when outnumbered two to one. When ministers at home asked that Hill be allowed to leave the Peninsula and lead an army elsewhere, Wellington dismissed the idea with 'Would you cut off my right hand?' Hill fought at Rolia, Corunna, Talavera, Bussaco, Almarez, Vitoria and Waterloo. He succeeded the Duke in 1828 as Commander-in-Chief. Based upon theHill papers made available to Joanna Hill - the General's great, great, great niece - and a wide range of other primary sources, Wellington's Right Hand is an important addition to the literature of the Napoleonic age and in particular to that of the Peninsular War.