The Recollections of Lieutenant John Hildebrand 35th Foot in the Mediterranean and Waterloo Campaigns
While Wellington was in Iberia, John Hildebrand joined the British garrison in Malta and took part in the defence of Sicily, the campaign in the Ionian Islands and the siege of Ragusa before being sent to Belgium and marching on Paris after Waterloo. The young officer's colourful memoirs are accompanied by maps, illustrations and commentary.
The Forgotten War Against Napoleon
Conflict in the Mediterranean, 1793–1815
From the blockade and siege of Toulon in 1793, in which Bonaparte first made his name, to his escape from Elba in 1815, naval operations in the Mediterranean were a critical aspect of the Napoleonic Wars. Drawing on an array of primary sources, this study describes the ebbs and flows of the 20-year conflict that included the set-piece battles of the Nile and Lissa and brought to prominence Horatio Nelson.