battle of Orthez

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*Wellington's troops crossed the Bidassoa into France in October 1813 but Soult's army continued to resist strongly, falling back on a series of river lines. On 27 February 1814, Soult tried to hold the line of the Gave de Pau at Orthez, but was badly beaten.

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