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carojon09 Aug 2019 10:32 p.m. PST

Following the look at Bussaco, we worked our way back to the Spanish border stopping to take a look at the actions that characterised the French retreat from Portugal in 1811.

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As always retreats are difficult manoeuvres for armies to pull off and the fighting tends to centre around natural choke points along the route, at rivers and bridges, but the fighting between the Allies and the French became eclipsed by the outbreak of hostilities among the French commanders as the stresses and strains of campaign took its toll.

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If that wasn't bad enough the Light Division was under the command of a madman!

If you would like to know more then just follow the link to JJ's

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Jonathan (JJ)

freerangeegg11 Aug 2019 12:00 a.m. PST

I am really enjoying these reports.
Thanks for posting them

carojon11 Aug 2019 2:35 a.m. PST

Hi, thank you form the comment.
JJ

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