battle of Albuera

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On 16 May 1811 an Anglo‐Spanish‐Portuguese force of 35,000 men under Marshal Beresford blocked Marshal Soult's French army of 24,000 moving to lift the siege of Badajoz in Spain. Both sides lost heavily. But the allied army succeeded in repulsing the French in a confused battle which featured the epic action of the ‘astonishing infantry’ of the Fusilier Brigade.

Subjects: British History.

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