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Albuera: Wellington's Peninsular Campaign of 1811

Albuera: Wellington's Peninsular Campaign of 1811 (Hardback)

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The battle of Albuera was fought between the forces of France, led by Marshal Soult, and the combined forces of Britain, Portugal and Spain under Sir William Beresford. The battle, named after the Spanish village about which the fighting took place, cost the lives of 13,000 men. The French effort, to disrupt Beresford's siege of the town of Badajoz was unsuccessful, but this was not a great allied victory. Nonetheless, Albuera became one of the most famous of Peninsular battles.

History & PoliticsHistory: ChronologicalEarly history: c 500 to c 1450-1500History & PoliticsHistory: ChronologicalModern history to 20th century: c 1700 to c 1900History & PoliticsMilitary HistoryHistory & PoliticsRegional & national historyEuropean historyBritish & Irish history Publisher: The Crowood Press Ltd Publication Date: 25/01/2008 ISBN-13: 9781861269461  Details: Type: Hardback Format: Books
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Peter Edwards was commissioned into the Northamptonshire Regiment (previously the 48th Foot] Subsequently he commanded the Officer Training Corps at Bristol University. He is the author of Talavera [Crowood 2005]. Resident - Suffolk

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