Oldest Allies - Alcantara 1809

Oldest Allies - Alcantara 1809

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Although somewhat overshadowed by Wellington’s main campaign in the north, the Alcantara raid was an outstanding success. The primary objective of alarming and distracting the French forces in Spain was achieved. Furthermore, the raiders also succeeded in preventing a French incursion into Portugal and tied down one of Napoleon’s best marshals. There were further raids to come, but the 1809 Alcantara raid delivered a strong, permanent message: that the Anglo–Portuguese… (more)

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Publisher: Osprey Publishing (September 18, 2012)

Format: EPUB

Page count: 80 pages

File size: 20.7 MB

Protection: DRM

Language: English


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