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The career of Arthur Wellesley-the Sepoy General When most people consider the military genius of the Duke of Wellington it is as the commander of the British Army in Portugal and Spain during the Peninsular War and in the Waterloo campaign of 1815 when he brought to ruin the former emperor, Napoleon Bonaparte. However, Wellington (as Wellesley) learned his craft in India, commanding armies of native and British forces against the martial rulers of the sub-continent. This book chronicles Wellesley's campaigns during the Fourth Anglo-Mysore War against Tipu Sultan which terminated in the fall…mehr

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The career of Arthur Wellesley-the Sepoy General When most people consider the military genius of the Duke of Wellington it is as the commander of the British Army in Portugal and Spain during the Peninsular War and in the Waterloo campaign of 1815 when he brought to ruin the former emperor, Napoleon Bonaparte. However, Wellington (as Wellesley) learned his craft in India, commanding armies of native and British forces against the martial rulers of the sub-continent. This book chronicles Wellesley's campaigns during the Fourth Anglo-Mysore War against Tipu Sultan which terminated in the fall of Seringapatam and the subsequent Dhoodiah Waugh insurgency. The Second Anglo-Maratha War brought him one of his hardest won victories at Assaye. This early and formative period his career earned him the rank of major-general, undoubtedly influenced his personality and honed his military capabilities-including his decisive understanding of tactics, discipline, logistics and diplomacy. In fact, these were the years that created the greatest British military figure of his age. Leonaur editions are newly typeset and are not facsimiles; each title is available in softcover and hardback with dustjacket.