Viewing Entry - With Moore at Corunna (S14388) by Henty, G. A.
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With Moore at Corunna
Author / Responsible party
Henty, G. A.
Historical fiction, Adventure stories, War stories.
Historical fiction, Adventure stories, War stories. Soldiers. Youth and death. Great Britain -- History -- 1789-1820. Spain -- History -- Juvenile fiction.
In this historical novel G.A. Henty describes the beginning of the Peninsular War - It focuses upon the adventures of a young man in an Irish regiment sent out to take part in the conflict against Bonaparte -
Terrence O’Conner, Son of an officer in the “Mayo Fusiliers,” joins as an ensign when the regiment is called out to Portugal to fight the French in the Peninsular War. Terrence quickly distinguishes himself in early battles and is with Sir John Moore when that general invaded Spain. General Moore was forced to retreat to the town of Corunna where the British beat the French and then retreated on their ships without Terrence. Terrence eventually leads a band of Portuguese irregulars and creates the Minho Regiment. He rescues his cousin from a convent and is present at the fall of Oporto.