New PDF release: The History of Trade Unionism


By Sidney Webb, Beatrice Webb

ISBN-10: 1411446313

ISBN-13: 9781411446311

The Webbs have been significant voices in British socialism, monetary reports, and the scholarship of the cooperative flow. This influential paintings, released in 1894, info how the British alternate union stream started and built. it's a cornerstone of the British idea of the welfare society, incorporating geared up hard work into glossy monetary concept.

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In general, mules and donkeys were the best means of transport in the mountain ranges of both countries and were widely used by armies criss-crossing the Iberian Peninsula. This was likely how the Loyal Lusitanian Legion moved its supplies and mountain guns through the mountains. (Period print after Foulquier. Private collection. com Oldest Allies – Alcantara 1809 Napoleon in his imperial coronation robes, 1804. (Painting on porcelain after Jacques-Louis David. Porcelain Museum, Florence, Italy.

But even it does not usually give dates or much details on the actions; they are often mentioned almost in passing as one raid leads to another, the number of men engaged is usually not mentioned, and neither, in most cases, are the officers’ names. It is now next to impossible to even know the week or even the month when the event occurred, and details are minimal. It is also obvious that many engagements were not recorded. On the other hand, one thing is certain: there were a lot of raids and they were obviously carried out OVERLEAF: Loyal Lusitanian Legion surprises French troops, 1809 Although the background here is the superb San Benito Monastery, seat of the Order of the Knights of Alcantara, this type of scene occurred dozens of times in Spanish villages and small towns going from the Portuguese border to as far east as the area of the Escorial, close to Madrid.

Apart from Andalucia, most of which remained under the realm of the patriots, other areas in Spain might also be without sizeable contingents of French troops, but none of them were within reach of a base such as Almeida, from where one could organize sizeable raids. This is not to say that the area was barren of French troops. There were over 300,000 French or French-allied troops in Spain. The French forces in central and south-western Spain were substantial. In February 1809, the musters of the French army for effective men-under-arms in their regiments and corps (excluding the sick, wounded or detached) numbered about 28,000 men.

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