WITH MOORE TO CORUNNA: THE DIARY OF ENSIGN CHARLES PAGET FIFTY-SECOND FOOT
186pp., 8 plates. 2018. Ensign Charles Paget’s previously unpublished diary of the Peninsular War is an important discovery for two reasons. The regiment in which he served – the 52nd Foot – was one of the three most famous in the Duke of Wellington’s army, yet it is covered sparsely in the spate of memoirs, diaries and collections of correspondence generated by the conflict. It is also the only genuine diary covering the Battle of Vimeiro and the campaign of Sir John Moore.