Warfare in April

Badajoz  1812 Napoleonic Wars (Peninsular Campaign)

Image: http://warandsecurity.com/2012/05/23/the-siege-of-badajoz-1812/

Despite previous failure, Arthur Wellesley Lord Wellington determined to capture the Spanish fortress of Badajoz. Breaching the walls with improved siege equipment, his Anglo- Portuguese army launched a bloody night-time assault. French General Armand Phillipon surrendered next morning, after which Badajoz was subjected to a notorious sack by the victors (16 March–7 April 1812).

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