Assaye 1803: Wellington's First And 'bloodiest' Victory by Simon MillarAssaye 1803: Wellington's First And 'bloodiest' Victory by Simon Millar

Assaye 1803: Wellington's First And 'bloodiest' Victory

bySimon MillarIllustratorPeter Dennis

Paperback | May 30, 2006

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Wellington said that of all his battles Assaye, fought during the Second Mahratta War (1803-05) in central India, was 'the bloodiest for the numbers that I ever saw'. A small British force, under Major-General the Honourable Arthur Wellesley (as Wellington was then known), crossed into Mahratta territory in March 1803 to restore the Peshwa to his throne - by force if necessary. On September 23, 1803, Wellesley encountered what turned out to be the entire Mahratta army in a strong position on the banks of the Kailna River. The battle, which lasted four hours, witnessed costly infantry and cavalry assaults, but was won by the steadiness of Wellesley's troops and his inspiring leadership.
Simon Millar was born in Malaysia in 1957. He joined the British Army in 1977, and having retired in 1994 subsequently rejoined his regiment, the Irish Guards, in 2001. He has previously written Campaign 91: 'Kolin 1757: Frederick the Great's First Defeat' for Osprey. Simon currently lives in Wiltshire, UK.
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Title:Assaye 1803: Wellington's First And 'bloodiest' VictoryFormat:PaperbackDimensions:96 pages, 9.71 × 7.23 × 0.2 inPublished:May 30, 2006Publisher:Bloomsbury USALanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1846030013

ISBN - 13:9781846030017

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Table of Contents

The origins of the campaign/Chronology/Opposing commanders/Opposing armies/The road to war/The campaign of Assaye/The battle of Assaye/The aftermath of the battle/The battlefield today/Bibliography and further reading/Index