Battle of Talavera, July 28 1809: The main French attack

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The main French attack on the afternoon of 28 July 1808. Leval's first attack was made before Sebastiani and Lapisse attacked, and was repulsed while their attacks were underway.
 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 (17 March 2008), Battle of Talavera, July 28 1809: The main French attack, http://www.historyofwar.org/Maps/maps_talavera_afternoon_1.html

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