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carojon25 Aug 2019 9:53 a.m. PST

Bridges have been the sites of many famous actions in wars past and the Peninsular War was no different with these key choke points featuring in retreats and for their purpose of providing access across the major rivers flowing through the grain of the peninsula

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Turning south on our tour across the Peninsula we reached the Tagus Valley which effectively delineated the northern and southern theatres of the war and over which control of the limited crossing points became vital for the Allies and French alike.

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The bridges at Alcantara and Almaraz were to play a key role for this control over this major river and this post takes a look at the places today and the action that occurred there.

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

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Jonathan (JJ)

GamesPoet Supporting Member of TMP25 Aug 2019 10:32 a.m. PST

Enjoyed seeing the pictures and reading the writing on your site. Looks like there was glorious weather during your trip, and thank you for your effort!

Jcfrog Supporting Member of TMP25 Aug 2019 12:44 p.m. PST

Very good. Will be used to go there soonish.

Old Contemptible25 Aug 2019 1:26 p.m. PST

Very enjoyable. I appreciate the those who do such research for their games.

carojon26 Aug 2019 1:45 a.m. PST

Thanks for your comments chaps.
The weather got bluer and hotter the further south we went.

Cheers
JJ

138SquadronRAF Supporting Member of TMP26 Aug 2019 12:57 p.m. PST

Really been enjoying this series of posts

C M DODSON27 Aug 2019 7:25 p.m. PST

Hello Mr JJ.

Your research and eloquent presentation warrant a book as without doubt you are a master of your subject matter.

Excellent stuff as always.

Best wishes,

Chris

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