PENINSULAR WAR 1807-1814

 

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1808

Survey map of the war

02/05/1808 Madrid

03/05/1808 Madrid

06/06/1808 Torquemada

15/06/1808 beginning of the 1st siege of Saragossa (-> 15/08/1808)

12/07/1808 Cabezon de Pisuerga

14/07/1808 : battle of Medina de Rio Seco

 

19-20/07/1808 Ba´len


15/08/1808 end of 1st siege of Saragossa

15/08/1808 Roliša - Columbeira - Obidos

 

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF THE HON
LIEUT COL G A F LAKE OF THE
29 REG WHO FELL AT THE HEAD
OF HIS CORPS IN DRIVING THE
ENEMY FROM THE HEIGHTS OF
COLUMBEIRA ON THE 17 AUG 1808
 THIS MONUMENT IS ERECTED BY HIS
BROTHER OFFICERS AS A TESTIMONY
OF HIGH REGARD AND ESTEEM.

Restored by the
Officers of the 29
First Batt.
Worcestershire Reg
in 1903.

LtCol George Lake's tomb at Columbeira.

21/08/1808 Vimeiro - Ventosa


 

Monument of the battle of Vimeiro, 21 August 1808.

 

A EXPEDICAO BRITANNICA SOB O COMMANDO DO
GENERAL WELLESLEY TENDO DESEMBARCADO EN
LAVOS E REUNIDO A SI TROPAS PORTUGUEZAS
MARCHOU SOBRE LISBOA BATEU AS AVANCADAS INIMICAS
NA ROLICA E SENDO ATACADA PELO EXERCITO
DO COMMANDO DE JUNOT NESTES SITIOS DO VIMEIRO
ALCANCOU SOBRE ELLE UNA GLORIOSA VICTORIA.
 

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Panorama of the battlefield of Vimeiro, as seen from the British line, axis of the attack of Maransin's division.
 

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 Map of the battle of Vimeiro, next to the very nice museum.
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The church of Vimeiro.

 

10/11/1808 Gamonal
10-11/11/1808 Espinosa
29/11/1808 Boceguillas (the Emperor's HQ)


30/11/1808 Somosierra
20/12/1808 beginning 2nd siege of Saragossa (->20/02/1809)


21/12/1808 Molins de Rey

22/12/1808

 

 
View towards the north, where the French army came from.


The crossing of the Sierra de Guadarrama by the French army on 22 december 1808 by Nicolas-Antoine Taunay (1755-1830).


View towards the south, towards Madrid, the direction the French were heading for.


The same, by Chelminski.

 

 

 

25-26/12/1808 Tordesillas (QG de l'Empereur)
26/12/1808 Mayorga
28/12/1808 Valderas
29/12/1808 Benavente-Castrogonzalo
29/12/1808 Mansilla de las Mulas
Elvas
 

 

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1809

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