Intelligence Officer In The Peninsula.
Hippocrene Books Inc. / Spellmount Ltd.
New York / Tunbridge Wells
Letters and diaries of major the hon edward charles cocks 1786-1812. [by] julia v. page. foreword by david chandler.
8vo. 6.5 x 9.25 inches. 255 pp. Bound in original maroon cloth, gilt, in pictorial dust wrapper. A very good copy. Gift inscription from author, 1987 on title page. Illustrated by 8 pages of black and white plates and by 26 maps, family tree, plans, facsimiles and line drawings in text. Decorated by vignettes and by publisher's devices on title page. Pictorial endpapers. The writings of Major Cocks, who was also MP for Reigate, from 1806, served in the Peninsular from 1808 until his death in action in 1812 at the Siege of Burgos. A particular favourite of wellington, he had carried out deep probing missions behind enemy lines to gain intelligence. These letters and diaries were edited by Julia V. Page(b.1929), born in Maidstone, who taught at service schools in Germany and later at a London College of Education before becoming a historian.
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