When an army went to war in the Napoleonic era, it wasn't just a question of soldiers on the march.
In this episode we delve into the letters and diaries of the Royal Greenjackets Museum, Peter and Dan Snow discover who else accompanied the redcoats as they fought in Portugal and Spain.
From the loyal women who drew lots to accompany their husbands into battle to the children carried through all kinds of terrain and conditions, we discover all about the retinue that had to be fed and watered whenever an army took to the road.
The part of the Duke of Wellington is played by Benedict Cumberbatch, the other members of the cast are Neil Dudgeon, David Holt, Frank Stirling and David Westhead
Producer: Alyn Shipton
A Unique production for BBC Radio 4.
Peter and Dan explore who accompanied the redcoats as they fought in Portugal and Spain.