The Talavera Campaign: 8 August 1809

The Talavera Campaign 8 August 1809
Map showing the position of the main armies involved in the Talavera Campaign at the start of 8 August 1809, the day of the combat of Arzobispo. By the end of the day some of Mortier's men were across the Tagus, but Ney had failed to cross the river and Almaraz, and Victor was refusing to move west to support Mortier. Despite Mortier's success, this day really marked the moment the Allies escaped.
 A History of the Peninsular War vol.2: Jan.-Sept. 1809 - From the Battle of Corunna to the end of the Talavera Campaign, Sir Charles Oman. Part two of Oman's classic history falls into two broad sections. The first half of the book looks at the period between the British evacuation from Corunna and the arrival of Wellesley in Portugal for the second time, five months when the Spanish fought alone, while the second half looks at Wellesley's campaign in the north of Portugal and his first campaign in Spain. One of the classic works of military history.
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How to cite this article: Rickard, J (13 March 2008), The Talavera Campaign: 8 August 1809,

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