Vimeiro 1808

Wellesley’s first victory in the Peninsular

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Vimeiro 1808

Wellesley’s first victory in the Peninsular

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On 2 August 1808 a British army of 14,000 men began landing north of Lisbon under the command of Sir Arthur Wellesley, the future Duke of Wellington. They were coming to assist the Portuguese, Britain's oldest ally, to liberate their country from its French occupiers. Within a month Wellesley was to win two victories over the French at the battles of Roliça and Vimeiro. General Andoche Junot, the French commander, was forced to surrender and evacuate Portugal. René Chartrand examines the first of Wellesley's string of victories in the Peninsular War.

Product details

Published Mar 20 2013
Format Ebook (PDF)
Edition 1st
Extent 96
ISBN 9781846035456
Imprint Osprey Publishing
Illustrations 69 b/w; 31 col
Series Campaign
Short code CAM 90
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing

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René Chartrand

RENÉ CHARTRAND was born in Montreal and educated i…

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