The Peninsular Collection: Salamanca

13/08/2012
  |  Buy to Own: 13/08/2012
  |  60 min
Rated TBC by the BBFC

Synopsis

Documentary about the Battle of Salamanca which took place on 22nd July 1812. Under the command of the First Duke of Wellington, Arthur Wellesley, the Anglo-Portuguese and Spanish forces defeated the French army when General Auguste Marmont made an error in judgement. Believing Wellesley's troops to be retreating, when they were actually hidden behind a ridge, Marmont attempted to cut them off but, in doing so, four French Divisions became vulnerable to Wellington's unexpected attack.

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