About Albuera Battlefield
Albuera Battlefield in Spain was the site of a clash between France’s Army of the South or ‘Armée du Midi’ led by Marshal Soult and British, Spanish and Portuguese forces on 16 May 1811 in the Peninsula War.
The Battle of Albuera almost resulted in defeat for the allied armies, but ended largely inconclusively with terrible losses on both sides. Albuera Battlefield is now an open space with few obvious signs of its history, but there is a memorial to the battle in the town of Albuera.
The Talavera Battlefield Monument commemorates the first major victory won by the Duke of Wellington in the Peninsular War.
Fort Conception is a seventeenth century Spanish fort which served as a British base during the Peninsular War.
The Salamanca Battlefield was the site of a major victory by the Duke of Wellington in 1812 during the Peninsular Wars.
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