Bussaco 1810: Wellington defeats Napoleon's Marshals (Campaign) (Paperback)

Bussaco 1810: Wellington defeats Napoleon's Marshals (Campaign) By René Chartrand, Patrice Courcelle (Illustrator) Cover Image
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This Osprey title details the gruelling Bussaco campaign of the Napoleonic Wars (1799-1815), as French attempts to subdue Portugal reached their climax. By 1810, Napoleon reigned supreme over most of continental Europe. But the Iberian Peninsula remained unsubdued, particularly Portugal, which continued to resist. Napoleon ordered Marshal Masséna to crush this resistance with the Army of Portugal. Greatly strengthened, Masséna's army would drive the Portuguese and British into the sea. Facing the French were 60,000 British and Portuguese troops. No-one knew how the Portuguese would perform in battle, but on 27 September 1810, they received their baptism of fire.

About the Author


RENÉ 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 over 50 Osprey titles. He lives in Quebec, with his wife and two sons.


Product Details
ISBN: 9781841763101
ISBN-10: 1841763101
Publisher: Osprey Publishing
Publication Date: November 25th, 2001
Pages: 96
Language: English
Series: Campaign