Walcheren 1809 scandalous destruction of a british army and millions of other books are available for amazon kindle learn more enter your mobile number or email address below and well send you a link to download the free kindle app. Walcheren 1809 covers a huge gap in a little known campaign that had a major impact on the peninsular war because of its long term implications for operations by the british in the peninsular it should be in every napoleonic library not just those specializing in the british army reviewed by robert burnham. Walcheren 1809 the scandalous destruction of a british army topic 24 posts all members in good standing are free to post here yes it made a large part of the british army sick but it did permit the larger involvement of the army in the peninsular as it made it impossible for the french to invade england the facilities in flushing . In july 1809 with the dutch coast a pistol held at the head of england the largest british expeditionary force ever assembled over 40000 men and around 600 ships weighed anchor off the kent coast and sailed for the island of walcheren in the scheldt estuary. Walcheren 1809 martin r howard the scandalous destruction of a british army in 1809 britain sent the largest ever army overseas to fight napoleon many would expect that this was wellingtons army in portugal but in fact it was a relatively unknown expedition that was dispatched to the netherlands in an attempt to capture antwerp and
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