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Wellington's Scapegoat: The Tragedy of Lieutenant-Colonel Charles Bevan

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Lieutenant Colonel Charles Bevan was the commanding officer held responsible for the escape of the French garrison from Almeida. Using letters, papers, and other sources, this book examines the role of the incompetent, drunken, General Erskine in the affair. Wellington accepted Erskine's version of events and refused Bevan's request for an inquiry.

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Wellington's Scapegoat: The Tragedy of Lieutenant-Colonel Charles Bevan
2004, Pen & Sword Books

ISBN-13: 9781844150298

Hardcover

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