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England at War: The Story of the Great Campaigns of the British ..., Volume 2
William Henry Davenport Adams
No preview available - 2016
afterwards Allies arms army artillery attack battalions battle bayonets bridge brigade British British army broke camp campaign cannon captain cavalry centre charge Charles Ciudad Rodrigo Clive Colonel column command courage Coutades Cromwell Cromwell's crossed defeat defence despatched division Duke Dunkirk Dutch Earl enemy enemy's engaged England English fell field fight fire flank foot force formidable Fort St David fortress forward France French front garrison ground Guards guns Gwalior hill honour horse horsemen infantry killed and wounded King King's Lord loss Marathis Marlborough Marshal Massena miles military musketry Musselburgh night numbers officers Omichund passed Peninsular War pikemen Portuguese position prisoners ranks rear regiment reign reinforcements retired retreat right wing river royal S. R. Gardiner says Scots Scottish side siege soldiers soon Soult Spain Spaniards Spanish squadrons success sword Tagus Tippoo took town treaty troops victory village Wellesley Wellington
Page 30 - In which sad progress, passing along by the rest of the army, where his uncle the general was, and being thirsty with excess of bleeding, he called for drink which was presently brought him ; but as he was putting the bottle to his mouth, he saw a poor soldier carried along, who had eaten his last at the same feast, ghastly casting up his eyes at the bottle. Which Sir Philip perceiving, took it from his head before he drank, and delivered it to the poor man with these words, Thy necessity is yet...
Page 316 - Nothing could stop that astonishing infantry. No sudden burst of undisciplined valour, no nervous enthusiasm weakened the stability of their order ," their flashing eyes were bent on the dark columns in their front ; their measured tread shook the ground ; their dreadful volleys swept away the head of every formation ; their deafening shouts overpowered the dissonant cries that broke from all parts of the tumultuous crowd...
Page 82 - that according to the ancient and fundamental laws of this Kingdom, the government is, and ought to be, by King, Lords, and Commons.
Page 316 - In vain did Soult with voice and gesture animate his Frenchmen, in vain did the hardiest veterans break from the crowded columns and sacrifice their lives to gain time for the mass to open out on such a fair field ; in vain did the mass itself bear up, and, fiercely striving, fire...
Page 204 - Elizabeth under the name of the Governor and Company of Merchants of London trading to the East Indies.
Page 103 - For the king,* replied a voice from the ranks of the rebel cavalry. 'For which king?' was then demanded. The answer was a shout of 'King Monmouth,' mingled with the war cry, which forty years before had been inscribed on the colours of the parliamentary regiments,
Page 63 - God, we have done to the best of our judgments, knowing that if some issue were not put to this business, it would occasion another winter's war, to the ruin of your soldiery, for whom the Scots are too hard in respect of enduring the winter difficulties of this country, and been under the endless expense of the treasure of England in prosecuting this war.
Page 73 - We desire, having written to you as we have, that the Design be Dunkirk rather than Gravelines; and much more that it be: — but one of them rather than fail. We shall not be wanting, To send over, at the French charge, Two of our old regiments, and Two-thousand foot more, if need be, — if Dunkirk be the...
Page 60 - White, did come seasonably in, and at the push of pike did repel the stoutest regiment the enemy had there, merely with the courage the Lord was pleased to give. Which proved a great amazement to the residue of their foot, this being the first action between the foot.