Battle of Talavera: The Morning Attack, 28 July 1809


The morning attack at Talavera, launched by Ruffin's division of Victor's corps. The rest of the French army waits for Ruffin to succeed, and so fail to advance.
 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: The Morning Attack, 28 July 1809 ,

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