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By Ron Field; Peter Dennis (Illustrator)

Osprey Publishing (UK), Paperback, 9781849083218, 64pp.

Publication Date: June 21, 2011

This book looks closely at the life, military experiences and key battlefield exploits of Giuseppe Garibaldi. Born on July 4, 1807 in the city of Nice, the turning point in his life occurred in April 1833 when he met Giovanni Battista Cuneo, a member of the secret movement known as "Young Italy." Joining this society, Garibaldi took an oath dedicating his life to the struggle for the liberation of his homeland from Austrian dominance. The subsequent years would see him fighting in Brazil, in the Uruguayan Civil War, and on the Italian peninsula. Between 1848 and 1870, Garibaldi and his men were involved in a prolonged struggle that eventually led to the final unification of Italy in 1870.

About the Author
Ron Field is a retired history teacher and an award-winning author of nineteenth century military history. He is a Fellow of The Company of Military Historians and senior editor of Military Images.

Peter Dennis was born in 1950. Inspired by contemporary magazines such as Look and Learn he studied illustration at Liverpool Art College. Peter has since contributed to hundreds of books, predominantly on historical subjects, including many Osprey titles. A keen wargamer and modelmaker, he is based in Nottinghamshire, UK.

Praise For Garibaldi

"Field aptly captures the spirit of Garibaldi and his times in this 64-page paperback. Excellent artwork by Peter Dennis and detailed maps enhance this chronicle of a remarkable man and
military campaigns that shaped the course of history."
- Toy Soldier & Model Figure (July 2013)