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  • The Dark Ages: 476-918 | Charles Oman

    The Dark Ages: 476-918

    • UNABRIDGED (19 hrs and 30 mins)
    • By Charles Oman
    • Narrated By Charlton Griffin
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    The Dark Ages is the story of the birth of Western civilization. It was a harrowing crucible of war, destruction, and faith. For over 100 years, Charles Oman's famous history has remained one of the finest sources for the study of this period. Covering a period of 500 years and an area stretching from Northern Germany to Egypt, this is the definitive history that will alter your conceptions of a period of history that gave birth to the civilization we live in today.

  • A History of the Peninsular War 1807-1809 | Charles Oman

    A History of the Peninsular War 1807-1809

    • ABRIDGED (26 hrs and 55 mins)
    • By Charles Oman
    • Narrated By Felbrigg Napoleon Herriot
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    FNH Audio presents a reading of Charles Oman's classic military history A History of the Peninsular War. In this first volume, a detailed examination is made of the first years of the war, 1807 to 1809. The campaign is examined from both sides using reference materials from British, French, Spanish, and Portuguese sources. This book covers the invasion of Spain and Napoleon's trickery in luring the Spanish crown into prison. It also features Wellington's first peninsular battle and of course the famous retreat to Corunna and the battle at that place.

    Keith says: "Wonderful if you can tolerate the reader"
  • A History of the Peninsular War Volume 2: January - September 1809 | Charles Oman

    A History of the Peninsular War Volume 2: January - September 1809

    • ABRIDGED (26 hrs and 59 mins)
    • By Charles Oman
    • Narrated By Felbrigg Napoleon Herriot
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    FNH Audio presents a slightly abridged reading of this second volume of Charles Oman's military history classic. In this second volume, a detailed examination is made of the months January to September of 1809. The Talavera campaign is examined from both sides using reference materials from British, French, Spanish, and Portuguese sources. This book covers the entire Talavera campaign, from its inception right through to the near starved retreat of the victors from the field.

    E. Idenmill says: "Dull and impossible to follow"
  • A History of the Peninsular War Volume 3: September 1809 - December 1810 | Charles Oman

    A History of the Peninsular War Volume 3: September 1809 - December 1810

    • ABRIDGED (23 hrs and 39 mins)
    • By Charles Oman
    • Narrated By Felbrigg Napoleon Herriot
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    FNH Audio presents a slightly abridged performance of this third volume of Charles Oman's military history classic. In this third volume, a detailed examination is made of the period from September 1809 to December 1810. This volume covers the battles of Ocana, Cadiz and Bussaco. It also examines in detail Massena's march through Portugal to the lines of Terres Vedras, the lines themselves, and his final retreat away in a desperate search for food.

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