The Battle of Barrosa 1811

The Battle of Barrosa 1811

Forgotten Battle of the Peninsular War

Hardback224pp Illustrated

9781628737240     Product Code: 223190


In an attempt to break the siege of Cádiz 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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