WITH WELLINGTON’S HUSSARS IN THE PENINSULA AND AT WATERLOO: THE JOURNAL OF LIEUTENANT GEORGE WOODBERRY, 18TH HUSSARS
382pp., 16 illus. 2018. George Woodberry joined Wellington’s army as a lieutenant, seeing action in the key battles of 1813 & 14: Moralles, Vittoria, Nivelle, Nive, Orthes, Croix d’Orade and the final battle of the war at Toulouse. He was wounded at Mendionde in a clash with French cavalry as Wellington advanced into France. He also served in the 1815 campaign, being at Waterloo. What is most remarkable is that Woodberry found time to record events at length in his journal almost every single day. This enables the reader to trace accurately the movements of the 18th Hussars and Wellington’s army in general with precision.