Vittoria 1813

Wellington Sweeps the French from Spain

Vittoria 1813 cover

Vittoria 1813

Wellington Sweeps the French from Spain

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Despite Wellington's success against Marmont's army at Salamanca in July, the year of 1812 ended in bitter disappointment for the British. However, a year later Wellington's series of brilliant manoeuvres threw the French onto the defensive on all fronts, culminating in the final victory at Vittoria: 90,000 men and 90 guns attacking in four mutually supporting columns. The French centre gave way and both flanks were turned, their army finally breaking in flight towards Pamplona. Any French hopes of maintaining their position in the Peninsular were crushed forever. On 7 October the British set foot on the 'sacred soil' of' Napoleon's France.

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The War in the Peninsula The Vittoria Campaign/The Opposing Commanders/Order of Battle/The Battle of Vittoria/Aftermath/The Battlefield Today/Wargaming Vittoria/Further Reading

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Published 27 Nov 1998
Format Paperback
Edition 1st
Extent 96
ISBN 9781855327399
Imprint Osprey Publishing
Illustrations 61 b/w; 29 col
Dimensions 248 x 184 mm
Series Campaign
Short code CAM 59
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing

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