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Featured battle : Bailén

Part of The French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars

Date : 21 July 1808 - 22 July 1808

The French [2nd Corps of Observation of the Gironde] were commanded by General Dupont who, in the face of growing Spanish local insurgents, decided to withdraw from the area near Cordoba. He split his command sending General Vedel ahead with 10,000 men to clear the road. The Spanish Andalusian army under General Castanos had 17,000 under General Redding defending Bailen, these troops sortied out against the head of Dupont's command. At the same time the 13,000 Spaniards under Castanos attacked the rear of the French. Although Vedel later came to the assistance of Dupont he had arrived too late. Over 18,000 men were taken prisoner and Spanish 'rebel' morale had an enornous boost.

Featured image :

British MOBAT Anti-tank weapon in action

British MOBAT Anti-tank weapon in action

A re-creation of a crew of British Army personnel working a Mobat recoilless anti-tank weapon of the 1970's. Crew'ed by members of the 20th Century Revisited group.

Gallery updated : 2018-09-21 16:58:22

Featured review :

The Civil War in Yorkshire, Fairfax vs Newcastle

Cooke, David
Good new work covering the Yorkshire battles of the Civil War and the struggle between the Earl of Newcastle and Lord Fairfax. Also includes a section giving suggested walks around several of the battlefields and plenty of photographs.
Pen and Sword, 2004

Reviewed : 2011-09-30 00:00:00