The Gun (Cassell Military Paperbacks)
Abandoned by the retreating Spanish Army during the Peninsular war, the gun was an eighteen pounder bronze cannon, thirteen feet long, a foot in diameter at the muzzle, and weighing three tons. When a group of Spanish partisans come across it two years later they see in it a chance for victory against the French. But first they must take it a hundred miles across the mountains, with nothing but a ...
Series: Cassell Military Paperbacks
Paperback: 192 pages
Publisher: Orion Pub Co (January 2004)
Product Dimensions: 5.2 x 0.6 x 7.8 inches
Amazon Rank: 6005612
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“I have wanted to read this novel for decades and was not disappointed. A reviewer said there wasn`t character development. When the title character is a large 18 pound canon being dragged across Northern Spain during a War with the French. Leaders en...”
andful of donkeys and half-starved oxen to haul it. First they must gather forces...On its epic journey over the mountains, the ornamented bronze cannon begins to gain almost mystical significance for the ever-swelling force that surrounds it. With the gun going on before them they are no longer a mere band of Spanish irregulars, they are an army. With the might of the gun on their side they can take on the cream of Napoleon's troops, they can march openly across the plains, they can batter great fortresses into subjection...