Title continues - French Conterinsurgency Policy in Aragon during the Peninsular War. Painstakingly researched and crisply set out, fully referenced and with a wealth of detail, maps and orders of battle.  Don Alexander, gets absolutely to the heart of the matter - Suchet's operations against the Spanish forces (regular and irregular, though the distinction became less clear as time went on) in Aragon. Broadly expressed, the truth about the Peninsular War, as is now generally acknowledged, is that Wellington did a stout job of defeating part of the French army, but it was an army that was severely depleted and hamstrung by the task of vainly trying to feed itself and keep the country under control. 

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