Fuentes De Onoro 1811

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Februar 2002



In October 1810 the Allied position in Portugal appeared precarious. Despite defeating Marshal Massena's French army at Bussaco, Wellington had been forced to retreat to within a few miles of Lisbon. Here the French encountered a massive line of fortifications stretching from the River Tagus to the sea. Built amid great secrecy and on Wellington's specific orders, these Lines of Torres Vedras were the French high-water mark. In February, with his army on the point of starvation, Massena was forced to retreat and the scene was set for the climactic action of Fuentes de Onoro. This book examines this crucial campaign culminating in the hard-fought battle that finally drove the French from Portugal.


Origins of the Campaign * Chronology * Opposing Commanders * Opposing Armies * Opposing Plans * Torres Vedras * The Winter fighting * The Battle of Fuentes de Onoro * Aftermath * Bibliography * Index


Rene Chartrand was born in Montreal and educated in Canada, the United States and the Bahamas. A senior curator with Canada's National Historic Sites for nearly three decades, he is now a freelance writer and historical consultant. He has written numerous articles and books including almost 20 Osprey titles and the first two volumes of 'Canadian Military Heritage'. He lives in Hull, Quebec, with his wife and two sons. Patrice Courcelle, born in northern France in 1950, has been a professional illustrator for some 20 years. His previous work for Osprey includes Men-at-Arms 328 and 335, 'Emigre & Foreign Troops in British Service' Vols. 1 and 2, Campaign 76: 'Ticonderoga 1758' and Campaign 79: 'Louisbourg 1758'.
EAN: 9781841763118
ISBN: 184176311X
Untertitel: 'Osprey Campaign S. '. 88 b&w and colour illustrations, bibliography, index. Sprache: Englisch.
Verlag: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Erscheinungsdatum: Februar 2002
Seitenanzahl: 96 Seiten
Format: kartoniert
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