As Wellington month continues, Mark Thompson, Marcus Cribb, Beatrice de Graaf, and Josh Provan join me to argue for the Lines of Torres Vedras, Oporto, Toulouse and Assaye as Wellington's greatest victories. This one is a laughter filled and spirited epic (I blame the heat!) - enjoy!
Zack White is producing podcasts of high interest like a Swiss precision watch.
I have no clue about the Peninsular War - still very worthwhile to listen to me, especially sleeping Soult and the whole French army at Oporto, now who would have thought that they behave like some Prussian generals in 1806??
My choice as his greatest victory - Vittoria 1813.
is Toulouse even considered as a "victory" for "his grace" ????!!! cheers ;) one has to wonder how Soult army was able to get out from the city the next day without "some kind help" from W ....
"My choice as his greatest victory - Vittoria 1813."
Certainly a worthy candidate. Perhaps along with Salamanca it counts as a predictable choice and new perspectives were being sought. As I am sure will have been pointed out, Wellington considered Assaye his best achievement (no time to listen, I'm afraid.)