Cartagena; Or, The Lost Brigade; A Story Of Heroism In The British War With Spain, 1740-1742. PROLOGUE. On the 19th of October, 1739, war was declared between England and Spain, and the following year was one of constant warfare both on the European continent and in the.... Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the 1900s and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. We are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using the original text and artwork.