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A collection of Peninsular War links

First, a quote by the author of The Spanish Bride

„...a note for those of my readers who may wish to know which were my main works of reference.
Obviously, the most important authority for Harry’s and Juana Smith’s story is Harry Smith’s own Autobiography. Obviously again, it would have been impossible to have written a tale of the Peninsular War without studying Napier’s work, and Sir Charles Oman’s monumental History of the Peninsular War. I must acknowledge, as well, my indebtedness to Sir Charles Oman’s smaller work, Wellington’s Army; and I should like to thank both Sir Charles Oman, and Colonel Jourdain, for their kindness in searching for an obscure reference on my behalf.

I have not, to my knowledge, left any of the Diarists of the Light Division unread. Of them all, I found Kincaid and George Simmons the most useful for my particular purpose; but the details of the rank-and-file of the 95th Rifles were culled largely from Edward Costello’s Adventures of a Soldier. But Rifleman Harris was useful too; and so was Quartermaster Surtees, in spite of his unfortunate habit of covering all too many pages with moral reflections.

Outside the Light Division, Larpent’s Journals provided endless details. And there are grand bits to be found in Grattan’s Adventures with the Connaught Rangers; in Sir James McGrigor’s Autobiography; in Gleig’s Subaltern; in Gomm’s Recollections of a Staff-Officer; and in Tomkinson’s
Diary of a Cavalry Officer. There is a book of Peninsular Sketches, too, compiled by W. H. Maxwell; and all sorts of information to be gathered from the Lives of various commanders, not to mention the regimental histories.

And last, but certainly not least, there are the Dispatches, and the Supplementary Dispatches, of Wellington himself.
GEORGETTE HEYER"


Diaries, Journals, Memoires

Deutsches
Blücher, seine Zeit und sein Leben mehrere Bände in drei Büchern
Buch V bis VIII
ab IX Buch

Der königlich hannoversche Generalleutnant August Friedrich Freiherr v. d. Busche-Ippenburg , Bernhard Schwertfeger

Geschichte der Königlich deutschen Legion, 1803-1816 , Bernhard Schwertfeger

Kreuz ubd Querzüge von August Ludolf Friedrich Schaumann

Memoiren aus dem spanischen freiheitskampfe 1808-1811; Ludwig von Grolmann--Albert Jean Michel Rocca--Moyle Sherer--Heinrich von Brandt--Henri Ducor--Don Juan Andrés Nieto Samaniego (1908)

Infantry

Adventures in the Rifle Brigade, in the Peninsula, France, and the Netherlands from 1809 to 1815 by John Kincaid

Recollections of Rifleman Harris, (old 95th) with anecdotes of his officers and his comrads

the french and cavalry?

The Hussar General: The Life of Blucher, Man of Waterloo (Wordsworth Military Library) by Roger Parkinson

The Hussar by M. Gleig

The glorious hussar; the best of the exploits and adventures of the Brigadier Gerard by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

The Hungarian hussar an illustrated history by József Zachar

The Melancholy Hussar and Other Stories (Collector's Library) by Thomas Hardy

In the Peninsula with a French Hussar

The Young Hussar: French Cavalryman of the Napoleonic Wars at Marengo, Austerlitz, Jena, Eylau and Friedland by Baron De Marbot

In the Peninsula With a French Hussar: Memoirs of the War of the French in Spain (Napoleonic Library) by Albert Jean Michel De Rocca

HUSSAR IN WINTER - A BRITISH CAVALRY OFFICER IN THE RETREAT TO CORUNNA IN THE PENINSULAR CAMPAIGN OF THE NAPOLEONIC WARS by Alexander Gordon

THE YOUNG HUSSAR - VOLUME 1 - A FRENCH CAVALRYMAN OF THE NAPOLEONIC WARS AT MARENGO, AUSTERLITZ, JENA, EYLAU & FRIEDLAND by Baron De Marbot

Wessex tales;: That is to say: The three strangers, A tradition of eighteen hundred and four, The melancholy Hussar, The withered arm, Fellow-townsmen, Interlopers at the Knap, The distracted preacher by Thomas Hardy aaber...?

xHussar Rocca - A French cavalry officer's experiences of the Napoleonic Wars and his views on the Peninsular Campaigns against the Spanish, British And Guerilla Armies by Albert Jean Michel De Rocca

v. I. Journal of a soldier of the Seventy-first Regiment (Highland Light Infantry) from 1806 to 1815.

The Spanish campaign of 1808, by Adam Neale.

Despatch after the Battle of Corunna, by Sir John Hope.

Reminiscences of a campaign in the Pyrenees and south of France, by John Malcolm.

v. 2. Memoirs of the war of the French in Spain, by M. de Rocca.

Narrative of the battles of Quatre Bras, Ligny, and Waterloo. Death of Napoleon Bonaparte
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Thank you for the birthday wishes!

Have some cake!

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Has decided to diversify to dreamwidth and starts poking around...
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New job on the horizon?
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*sighs* and *pokes interwebs*
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Das mit dem schreiend davonlaufen hatte ich mal erwähnt, oder?
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Ich wünschte so wäre mein leben... my life sucks.
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Noch mehr seufz... irgendwie wird das hier langfristig nix.

Aber Weihnachten.

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hab das journal wiedergefunden... hab aber nix zu sagen... ausser SEUFZ
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Ich hab jetzt mal welche mit wenig Wasser rausgesucht...

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Ach ja, und vom Tauchen giebt es einen Bericht: http://community.livejournal.com/scuba_diving/253957.html#cutid1

JUBILÄUM!

Aug. 15th, 2010 08:01 pm
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666

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Today I did my 666th logged dive!

location: Messinghausen
map:


dive shop:
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descent, pt 1:
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how to get your gear down there: just grab a Jeep.
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entry:
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exit:
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Anrödeltische:
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weather: raining, thunderstorm predicted for the afternoon
ergo, we decided to make our two dives short ones!

air temperature: 14°C

water temperature: 4°C

visibility: AWESOME
let me put it like this: we started our dive at the entry ponton and could SEE the 5m platform
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tank size: 10l, two valves

pressure in: 200bar

pressure out: 90bar

suit: single layer 7mm semi dry

weights: 4kg

dive time: 38min

max depth: 40m

deco: no
but there was reading material provided... for these long, boring deco stops
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flora: dead
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fauna: unimpressed
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carp are pigs
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carp and perch
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whitefish: uncooperative
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buddy: reliable
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mood:
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Attersee

Jul. 26th, 2010 01:01 pm
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*sigh*

so, most of last week I was down in Austria for diving. Which resulted in ONE dive and minor ow (ankle again. The other one.)

*grumps*

Plan your dive: )

WASSAH!

Jun. 28th, 2010 11:28 am
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Tauchen in Hemmoor, 2010:



Down down down... max depth is 60m but of course 40m is enough!

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Strange fishies...

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First aid at -20m...

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all's well

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Down down down... at the Rüttler

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That way!

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sightseeing...

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yes, that's a frog-kick I'm diving

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Neuer Job

Mar. 4th, 2010 06:40 pm
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Ich wusste vorher, dass es Scheiße wird, und siehe da, es ist Scheiße.
Blöderweise kann ich mich nicht mal darüber Beschweren, denn ich wusste ja vorher dass es Scheiße wird.
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... hier erstmal ein paar Urlaubsfotos:

Also, ich war hier:
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natürlich Segeln

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und Tauchen

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und an dem einen oder anderen Strand

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in der Hängematte liegen

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Und gestern war ich in Kulkwitz am Flugzeug!
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Ich hab mal so ein bisschen mit dem Photobucket sticker dingsda rumgespielt...

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das ist ja noch ganz harmlos... aber!

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lalala
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Ausflug zum Weihnachtsmarkt in Heidelberg mit Gärtner Reisen:

Bewertung: und Sterne!

Zwar gab es am Anfang in der Reisegesellschaft noch Berührungsängste
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Doch nach einem Bummel über den Weihnachtsmarkt...
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(hier Schloss Heidelberg im Hintergrund)

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...dem Marktplatz mit...
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...Heiliggeistkirche...
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...historischen Marktbuden...

...verlief das gemeinsame Essen harmonish.

Zwar gab es ein wenig neidische Blicke als der Skorpion-Cocktail kam...
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...aber für gute Kunden gabs dann noch einen Umtrunk für alle...
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...der auch brav geteilt wurde.
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Alles in Allem eine gelungene Veranstaltung!

Vielen Dank an die Reiseleiterin und Organisatorin!

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