Fuentes de Oñoro 1811

Wellington’s liberation of Portugal

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Fuentes de Oñoro 1811

Wellington’s liberation of Portugal

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In October 1810 the Allied position in Portugal appeared precarious. Despite defeating Marshal Masséna's French army at Bussaco, Wellington had been forced to retreat to within a few miles of Lisbon. Here the French encountered a massive line of fortifications stretching from the River Tagus to the sea. Built amid great secrecy and on Wellington's specific orders, these Lines of Torres Vedras were the French high-water mark. In February, with his army on the point of starvation, Masséna was forced to retreat and the scene was set for the climactic action of Fuentes de Oñoro.

Table of Contents

Origins of the Campaign/Chronology/Opposing Commanders/Opposing Armies/Opposing Plans/Torres Vedras/The Winter fighting/The Battle of Fuentes de Onoro/Aftermath/Bibliography/Index

Product details

Published 25 Feb 2002
Format Paperback
Edition 1st
Extent 96
ISBN 9781841763118
Imprint Osprey Publishing
Illustrations 70 b/w; 34 col
Dimensions 248 x 184 mm
Series Campaign
Short code CAM 99
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing

About the contributors


René Chartrand

RENÉ CHARTRAND was born in Montreal and educated i…


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