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Tango0129 Sep 2023 8:52 p.m. PST

"This is the story of the first Anglo-Spanish campaign against the French during the Peninsular War, a previous attempt to launch joint operations during Sir John Moore's ill-fated expedition to Iberia having failed before the allies had an opportunity to unite.


Hardly had the ramifications of Britain's setback in her first Iberian expedition settled, before a second was launched, Sir Arthur Wellesley disembarking at Lisbon on 21 April 1809. Wellington's primary objective was the liberation of Portugal from what was, at the time, a small but significant French incursion in the north of the country. That achieved, the British commander decided to push the boundaries of his mission, as set by Castlereagh, and enter Spanish territory to link up with Gregorio de la Cuesta's scratch army on the Tagus, his aim being that of pushing Victor's army away from the Portuguese frontier and eventually liberating Madrid…"


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ConnaughtRanger30 Sep 2023 1:20 p.m. PST

Only had chance for a brief glance so far (third in the queue) but it looks good.

Tango0130 Sep 2023 3:23 p.m. PST

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Tango0106 Feb 2024 4:19 p.m. PST

Review here…

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