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- Rifleman Dodd and The Gun
- C.S. Forester
- 14 January 2019
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review î Rifleman Dodd and The Gun å PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free C.S. Forester ½ 5 Read Free download Rifleman Dodd and The Gun The sound that it is neither a battle nor a siege He knows that anyone exchanging artillery fire with the French is an ally of his so he takes his friend Bernardino and sets out to see what is happening They meet another Portuguese guerrilla whose name they never learn who leads them to the site of the firing There he sees British soldiers on the other side of the Tagus firing rockets at the town of Santarém and the French returning cannon fire to stop them Dodd deduces that there must be something in the town that the British want to set on fire; further it must be something near the river From this he can guess what the target must be the French are trying to construct a pontoon bridge across the Tagus and the British are firing the rockets to try to burn the pontoon boats rope timber and paint that are warehoused by the river Unable to dislodge the British rocketeers from their entrenchments on the far side of the river the French gather up all the bridge building supplies and move them farther up the river to a position where the British can neither see them nor fire on them Dodd determines to destroy the bridge material himself He Bernardino and the unnamed guerrilla return to their band's headuarters only to find that while they were gone the French had discovered and destroyed the whole band hanging the men on trees and taking away the women and the food The thre.Download ä PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free ½ C.S. Forester
review î Rifleman Dodd and The Gun å PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free C.S. Forester ½ 5 Read Free download Rifleman Dodd and The Gun The hero is Matthew Dodd a rifleman in the 95th Regiment of Foot of the British Army The novel takes place in Portugal early in the Peninsular War The British had sent a small force of about 10000 men to the aid of her ally Portugal Rather than face the overwhelming numbers of the opposing French forces under Marshal André Masséna the British commander Lord Wellington secretly constructed the Lines of Torres Vedras and withdrew behind them leaving the French force no options but to lay siege to the lines or retreat For three months the French encamped outside the lines waiting for reinforcements from the other side of the Tagus River but in the end hunger and disease forced them to retreat During the course of the British withdrawal Dodd becomes separated from his regiment and is cut off from the British forces with the entire French army between him and the lines at Torres Vedras In an attempt to get around the French he heads for the Tagus River hoping to follow it to Lisbon However the French are there ahead of him and he has no option but to live off the land and try to survive He joins a group of Portuguese guerrillas and spends two months with them harassing the encamped French army killing sentries and laying ambushes for scouting parties and supply animals After two months of guerrilla fighting Dodd hears artillery fire from about ten miles away He can tell by.
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review î Rifleman Dodd and The Gun å PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free C.S. Forester ½ 5 Read Free download Rifleman Dodd and The Gun E have nothing to eat so the unnamed guerrilla visits the French encampment that night kills a sentry and steals a pack mule They slaughter the mule and smoke the meat giving them enough food in their packs for several weeks Then they set out to find the new bridge building headuarters Before they find it they are surprised by a French patrol; they run for cover but Dodd's two friends fall and are captured From the safety of the rocks Dodd looks back to see his friends hanged He resolutely goes on alone and finds the French encampment He patiently hides in the rocks watching the business of the camp for several days Finally he goes in by night kills two sentries and spreads highly flammable grease and oil kept in cauldrons by the French for tarring rope greasing cordage and waterproofing their boats over the pontoons and timber and rope and sets it all on fire From his hideout in the rocks he sees the whole encampment burn and is pleased with his success; he never learns that orders had arrived only that day for the French to burn the encampment themselves since Masséna had ordered a retreat Dodd avoids the retreating French army and happily rejoins his regiment unacknowledged unthanked and unconcerned about his months of demanding effort Dodd does however get something that to him is important; a new uniform new boots a shave and his first ration of bread salt in month.