By René Chartrand
On 2 August 1808 a British military of 14,000 males begun touchdown north of Lisbon below the command of Sir Arthur Wellesley, the long run Duke of Wellington. They have been coming to help the Portuguese, Britain's oldest best friend, to disencumber their nation from its French occupiers. inside a month Wellesley was once to win victories over the French on the battles of Roliça and Vimeiro. basic Andoche Junot, the French commander, was once compelled to give up and evacuate Portugal. René Chartrand examines the 1st of Wellesley's string of victories within the Peninsular War.
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