The Battle of Barrosa 1811


    War (other)

    The Battle of Barrosa 1811

    Forgotten Battle of the Peninsular War

    John Grehan; Martin Mace

    Skyhorse 2014

    Hardback 224pp Illustrated

    9781628737240   Product Code: 23190

    In an attempt to break the siege of Cadiz in 1811, Spanish, Portuguese and British forces were sent south from the city by sea in order to approach the French lines from the rear. This book examines in detail the resulting battle at Barrosa, a tactical victory for the British commander Sir Thomas Graham that failed to achieve a decisive rout of the French but did prevent an absolute defeat of Spain and influenced the course of the war against Napoleon.

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