Lines of Torres Vedras, 12 October 1810

Map showing the initial positions of the main British and Portuguese units within the Lines of Torres Vedras
Map showing the initial positions of the main British and Portuguese units within the Lines of Torres Vedras. When it became clear that the French were concentrating against Sobral, Wellington concentrated his troops in that sector of the front.
A History of the Peninsular War vol.3: September 1809-December 1810 - Ocana, Cadiz, Bussaco, Torres Vedras, Sir Charles Oman. Part three of Oman's classic history begins with the series of disasters that befell the Spanish in the autumn of 1809 and spring of 1810, starting with the crushing defeat at Ocana and ending with the French conquest of Andalusia and capture of Seville, then moves on to look at the third French invasion of Portugal, most famous for Wellington's defence of the Lines of Torres Vedras.
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How to cite this article: Rickard, J (17 April 2008), Lines of Torres Vedras, 12 October 1810 , http://www.historyofwar.org/Maps/maps_torres_vedras2.html

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