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Spying for Wellington : British military intelligence in the Peninsular War / Huw J. Davies.

Author/Creator:
Davies, Huw J. (Huw John), 1981- author.
Publication:
Norman : University of Oklahoma Press, [2018]
Format/Description:
Book
xii, 313 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Series:
Campaigns and commanders series ; volume 64
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Subjects:
Wellington, Arthur Wellesley, Duke of, 1769-1852.
Peninsular War, 1807-1814 -- Military intelligence -- Great Britain.
Summary:
"Describes the organization, development, and use of Arthur Wellesley's spy network during the Peninsular War and assesses the influence of intelligence-gathering on the Duke of Wellington's decision-making"-- Provided by publisher.
Contents:
Blind cyclops : Britain's intelligence system in the eighteenth century
The house of cards: Arthur Wellesley, the development of military intelligence and the origins of the Peninsular War
Diplomats as spymasters : agent and spy networks in Spain and Portugal
Wellington's military intelligence network
Intelligence and the retreat to Torres Vedras, 1809-10
Stalemate and intelligence development in 1811
The limitations of intelligence : the invasion of Spain, 1812
Tactical and topographical intelligence : Wellington's mapmakers and the Vitoria Campaign 1813-1814
Epilogue : Waterloo and beyond.
Notes:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 291-305) and index.
ISBN:
9780806161730
0806161736
OCLC:
1035459469