Short Essay Answer Key
1. Describe the recent event just preceding this book.
In early 1814, British forces led by Wellington have completed the invasion and conquest of the Iberian Peninsula and have pushed into southern France.
2. In what state are Napoleon's forces at the beginning of this book?
Napoleon's armies are unbalanced and the dictator rushes fresh troops towards the new front.
3. To where do the British advance in Chapter 1 and 2 and what do they decide to do next?
The British army advances to the southern bank of the Adour River and there is stopped by a natural barrier. The English decide a temporary bridge must be constructed, using dozens of small ships as a system of support.
4. What do the British decide to do to implement their plan from question # 3?
To this end, the British Navy begins to capture dozens of...
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