Bussaco 1810

Bussaco 1810

Wellington defeats Napoleon's Marshals

Campaign 97
  • Author: René Chartrand
  • Illustrator: Patrice Courcelle
  • Short code: CAM 97
  • Publication Date: 25 Nov 2001
  • Number of Pages: 96
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By 1810, Napoleon reigned supreme over most of continental Europe. But the Iberian Peninsula remained unsubdued, particularly Portugal, which continued to resist. Napoleon ordered Marshal Masséna to crush this resistance with the Army of Portugal. Greatly strengthened, Masséna's army would drive the Portuguese and British into the sea. Facing the French were 60,000 British and Portuguese troops. No-one knew how the Portuguese would perform in battle, but on 27 September 1810, they received their baptism of fire. This title details the gruelling Bussaco campaign as French attempts to subdue Portugal reached their climax.

Biographical Note

René Chartrand was born in Montreal and educated in Canada, the United States and the Bahamas. A senior curator with Canada's National Historic Sites for nearly three decades, he is now a freelance writer and historical consultant. He has written numerous articles and books including almost 20 Osprey titles and the first two volumes of Canadian Military Heritage. He lives in Hull, Quebec, with his wife and two sons.Patrice Courcelle, born in northern France in 1950, has been a professional illustrator for some 20 years. His previous work for Osprey includes Men-at-Arms 328 and 335: Emigre & Foreign Troops in British Service Vols. 1 and 2, Campaign 76: Ticonderoga 1758 and Campaign 79: Louisbourg 1758.

Contents

Origins of the Campaign
Chronology
Opposing Commanders
Opposing Armies
Opposing Plans
Massna invades northern Portugal
The Siege of Almeida
Wellington on the defensive
The Battle of Bussaco
Aftermath
The Battlefield today
Bibliography
Index

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