Bussaco 1810

Wellington defeats Napoleon's Marshals

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Bussaco 1810

Wellington defeats Napoleon's Marshals

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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.

Product details

Published Mar 20 2013
Format Ebook (PDF)
Edition 1st
Extent 96
ISBN 9781846035524
Imprint Osprey Publishing
Illustrations 92 b/w; 35 col
Series Campaign
Short code CAM 97
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing

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René Chartrand

RENÉ CHARTRAND was born in Montreal and educated i…

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