The Resource Corunna, Christopher Hibbert, (electronic resource)

Corunna, Christopher Hibbert, (electronic resource)

Label
Corunna
Title
Corunna
Statement of responsibility
Christopher Hibbert
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
'Not a drum was heard, not a funeral note,As his corse to the rampart we hurried.'-from 'The Burial of Sir John Moore at Corunna' by Charles WolfeOne of the best remembered poems in the English language has served to keep alive the memory of Sir John Moore and of his burial at Corunna on 17 January, 1809. The story of the battle which he fought on the previous day and of the short campaign and horrifying retreat which preceded it is, however, not so well known.The Battle of Corunna saved a British army from annihilation and resulted in the tragic death of one of England's finest generals. Setting out from Lisbon in the autumn of 1808, Sir John Moore had marched his army into Spain against Napoleon and by a daring manoeuvre had thrown it across the line of French communications. But, having thus drawn off Napoleon's army from Madrid, Moore found himself so outnumbered and with no hope of assistance from the ineffectual Spanish armies, that he decided to withdraw to the coast. After a 250-mile retreat across the mountains of Galicia under appalling weather conditions, with inadequate food supplies and the French hard on his heels, he eventually reached the port of Corunna. Here he turned and drew up his depleted forces to face Marshal Soult's massive army; and, though mortally wounded in the ensuing battle, he lived long enough to learn that the French had been checked and that his own army would be able to embark in safety.In Corunna extensive use is made of the many eyewitness accounts which survive in the form of official despatches, histories, diaries, memoirs and letters. With the aid of these, Christopher Hibbert not only shows a remarkable understanding of John Moore and his fellow officers, of their conflicting characters and views, but also provides a horrifying picture of the hardships of this brief and bitter campaign
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Midwest
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1924-2008
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Hibbert, Christopher
Dewey number
940.27
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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hoopla digital
Series statement
Great battles
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  • Peninsular War, 1807-1814
  • Napoleonic Wars, 1800-1815
  • Electronic books
  • Europe
Target audience
adult
Label
Corunna, Christopher Hibbert, (electronic resource)
Link
https://www.hoopladigital.com/title/11944755
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Publication
Distribution
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
MWT11944755
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Publisher number
MWT11944755
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
11944755
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web
Label
Corunna, Christopher Hibbert, (electronic resource)
Link
https://www.hoopladigital.com/title/11944755
Publication
Distribution
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
MWT11944755
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Publisher number
MWT11944755
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
11944755
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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