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1 Blakeney, Robert. A BOY IN THE PENINSULAR WAR: THE SERVICES, ADVENTURES, AND EXPERIENCES OF ROBERT BLAKENEY.
London Greenhill 1989 Facsimile of 1899 ed 
xviii+382pp. Spine very slightly sunned, o/w fine in dj. Blakeney served with the 28th regiment of foot from Corunna until the end of the war. At the storming of Badajoz: 'Gallant foes laughing at death met, fought, bled, and rolled upon the earth; and from the very earth destruction burst, for the exploding mines cast up friends and foes together, who in burning torture clashed and shrieked in the air. Partly burned they fell back into the inundating water, continually lighted by the incessant bursting of shells. Thus assailed by opposing elements, they made the horrid scene yet more horrid by shrieks uttered in wild despair, vainly struggling against a watery grave with limbs convulsed and quivering from the consuming fire.'

 
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