Death to the French Author:C. S. Forester "1810. Napoleon's last great advance into Portugal has forced the British under Wellington back on the line of Torres Vedras, to make their stand with Lisbon and the sea behind them. — But for one British soldier, Rifleman Dodd of the Ninety-Fifth, there is no retreat. Cut off from his comrades by the enemy's advance, he finds himself alone in Fr... more »ench-held territory.
Dodd survives - and with a combination of rough resourcefulness and dogged courage, succeeds in welding a band of ragged, undisciplned Portuguese guerillas into a brutally effective fighting-force, an instrument for his own private war against the might of France.« less