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Rifleman Dodd and The Gun: Two Novels of the Peninsular Wars
Rifleman Dodd and The Gun Two Novels of the Peninsular Wars Author:C. S. Forester Two complete novels by C.S. Forester: — Rifleman Dodd tells the story of a private infantryman in the British army fighting the French during Napoleon's invasion of Spain and Portugal. Dodd is a member of one of the few rifle regiments, armed with a rifled-musket instead of a smoothbore musket. Cut off from his regiment durin... more »g the British retreat into Portugal, he strives to harass the French while also seeking to rejoin his unit. Eventually joining forces with Spanish and Portugese guerrillas, and leading them on raids, he causes some havoc to the French in this campaign. Forester's story of how one man with a sense of duty and fighting impossible odds can help change history is a classic.
The Gun tells a story of Spanish efforts to move an ancient, huge cannon across Spain against impossible odds. The cannon is needed to break down the walls of a critical city held by the French. Capture of the city will change the entire course of the war in Spain. Forester tells this story through three main characters, a male Spanish patriot who will risk all to deliver the cannon where and when it is needed, a British naval officer ordered to assist in the movement of the cannon and to direct its fire when they reach the city, and a beautiful female Spanish patriot whom both men complete for during their journey across Spain. « less