The Battle of Barrosa 1811: Forgotten Battle of the Peninsular War

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By the winter of 1810-11, the armies of Napoleon had overrun most of Spain, and Joseph Bonaparte sat on the throne in Madrid. But the Spanish government had found refuge in the fortress-port of Cadiz, and the Spaniards refused to admit that they had been conquered. With a British army under Sir Thomas Graham helping to defend Cadiz, the Spanish cause seemed certain to prevail. But then the Spaniards wanted to throw Graham's force into a reckless battle against the French. If the battle was won, the siege of Cadiz would be ...

The Battle of Barrosa 1811: Forgotten Battle of the Peninsular War 2014, Skyhorse Publishing

ISBN-13: 9781628737240

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