Vimeiro 1808

By (author) Chartrand, Rene; Illustrated by Courcelle, Patrice

In August 1808, a 14,000-man British army landed at Figura da Fozin Portugal under the future Wellington, Sir Arthur Wellesley. General Andoche Junot had 25,000 French troops in Portugal but these were scattered trying to contain the Portuguese. A 6,000-strong French force under General de Laborde was sent against the British. Wellesley outmanoeuvred his opponent and, at Rolica on 17 August, defeated the French. The suprized French mustered a further 13,000 men and hoped to defeat the British quickly as more troops were arriving from England. Junot met Wellesley (16,000 British, 2,000 Portuguese) at Vimeiro on 21 August.

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[目次]

  • Origins of the campaign
  • opposing commanders
  • opposing armies
  • opposing plans
  • Junots French invasion and occupation of Portugal
  • the 1808 revolt
  • Wellesley arrives
  • the Battle of Rolia
  • the battle of Vimeiro
  • aftermath
  • the convention of Cintra
  • the battlefields today.

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この本の情報

書名 Vimeiro 1808
著作者等 Courcelle, Patrice
Chartrand, Rene
シリーズ名 Osprey Campaign S. No. 90
出版元 Osprey Publishing
刊行年月 2001.09.19
ページ数 96p
大きさ H248 x W184
ISBN 9781841763095
言語 英語
出版国 イギリス
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