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Gleanings and Remarks: Collected During Many Months Of Residence at Buenos Ayres, and Within the Upper Country; with a Prefatory Account of the Expedition from England, Until the Surrender of the Colony of the Cape of Good Hope, Under the Joint Command of Sir D. Baird, G. C. B. K. C. amd Sir Home Popham, K. C. B. By Major Alexander Gillespie, Now Upon the Full-Pay Retired List of the Royal Marines. Illustrated with a Map of South America, and a Chart of Rio de la Plate, with Pilotage Directions.

Gillespie, Major Alexander

Editorial: Printed by B. DeWhirst For The Author, Leeds, 1818
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Quarter brown leather and brown marbled boards, 5 raised bands on spine, 8vo, ii, 340, 241-242 p. Two page map of South America and Chart of the Rio De La Plata. Account by Gillespie, a Royal Marine officer, of the British invasion of Buenos Aires. The British were under the command of Admiral Home Popham and Colonel William Beresford, who proceeded, without orders, from the Cape of Good Hope with 1600 men in 1806. Although initially successful, the British were shortly defeated , primarily by the citizens of Buenos Aires. A second British invasion was attempted in 1807, but was also met with defeat. This account details one small event of the Napoleonic Wars that had a profound impact on the Spanish Empire in South America. "The militia units formed to repel the British expeditions were to become the core of the revolutionary armies who fought the Independence Wars against the Spanish royalists." The Making Of Warriors, Rabinovich, 93. Old library stamp verso of title page only mark in book, binding tight. Covers show minor edge wear. Book condition VG. Binding: HB. N° de ref. de la librería JD7452

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Título: Gleanings and Remarks: Collected During Many...

Editorial: Printed by B. DeWhirst For The Author, Leeds

Año de publicación: 1818

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