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  Arthur Wellesley Wellington - LoveToKnow 1911
But his conduct after the battle was sharply criticized in England, and its negative results were used as a weapon against the ministry.
The battle of Fuentes d'Onoro followed, in which Wellington was only able to extricate the army from a dangerous predicament which "if Boney had been there" would have been a disaster.
It was necessary at whatever cost to anticipate the arrival of Soult with a relieving army, and on the 6th of April Wellington o p dered the assault.
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 The Battle of Culloden 1746
British Regiments: Culloden is not a battle honour for British regiments in spite of being a victory.
The battle was followed by a lengthy period of suppression in the Highlands marked by massacre and despoiling.
The Duke of Cumberland at the battle of Culloden
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  Learn more about List of battles (alphabetical) in the online encyclopedia.   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-24)
Battle of Covadonga - 722 - Moslem Conquest of Spain
Battle of Mohacs - 1526 - Turkish Conquest of Hungary
Battle of Pavia (773) - Conquests of Charlemagne
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 Battle of Vimeiro - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
In the Battle of Vimeiro (August 20, 1808) the British under General Wellesley defeated the French under General Jean-Andoche Junot near the village of Vimeiro (pron.
Four days after the Battle of Roliça, Wellesley's force, now comprising 17,000 British troops, was attacked by General Junot and his French Army.
This article about a battle of the Napoleonic Wars is a stub.
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 Battle of Vimeiro Information
Vimeiro – Corunna – Talavera – Buçaco – Fuengirola – Torres Vedras – Barrosa – Fuentes de Onoro – Albuera – Badajoz – Salamanca – Vitoria - Sorauren
IPA: [vi'mɐiɾu]), a battle of the Peninsular War near the village of Vimeiro in Portugal, was fought on August 20 1808 and resulted in the victory of the British under General Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington against the French under General Jean-Andoche Junot.
Four days after the Battle of Roliça, Wellesley's force, now comprising 17,000 British troops, was attacked by General Junot and his French Army.
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 The Battle of Vimiero The Peninsular war
Many of his battles had been won using a combination of the manoeuvrability and fire power of his guns and the speed of his columns of infantry, supported by the mass of his cavalry.
Vimeiro is a battle honour for all the above regiments.
Highlanders and Rifle Brigade at the Battle of Vimeiro
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 Battle of Vimeiro
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The Battle of Vimeiro was fought on August 20 1808 and resulted the victory of the British under the Duke of Wellington against the French under General Junot.
Vimeiro 1808: Wellesley's first victory in the Peninsular (Campaign)
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 Wellington in Portugal - Holts Battlefield Tours
Superseded by senior generals from England, the Convention of Cintra led to Wellesley’s withdrawal to England to explain himself for what was considered a shameful letting the French ‘off the hook’.
With the victory at Oporto in May 1809, the French were driven from Portugal and Wellington pursued them into Spain in July, leaving his engineers behind to construct a top-secret series of defensive lines covering the approaches to Lisbon.
The Battle of Oporto 12 May 1809, including the crossing of the Douro and the museum.
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 Amazon.ca: Vimeiro 1808: Wellesley's First Victory in the Peninsular: Books: Rene Chartrand   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-24)
There are five 2-D maps showing the 1807 invasion, the rebellion in June-July 1808, the punitive expedition to Teixeira in June 1808, the British landing in August 1808 and a strategic map of the peninsula in the fall of 1808.
In addition, there are three battle scenes depicting British infantry attacking at Rolica, the charge of French grenadiers at Vimeiro and the British cavalry counterattack at Vimeiro.
The maps of the Battle of Vimeiro are not small scale enough, which makes it difficult to comprehend the actual details of the French attack and British defense; a small-scale 2-D map should have been used to display opposing battalion dispositions.
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 The Peninsular War 1808-1814
The Battle of Vimeiro was the first occasion on which Napoleonic offensive tactics combining skirmishers, columns and supporting artillery fire failed against the British infantry line and Wellesley's defensive skills.
A further bloody battle took place at Albuera on 16th May as Soult's move north was intercepted by a combined British-Portuguese-Spanish force under Beresford.
Although Beresford's handling of the battle - in which the French made the largest single infantry attack of the War - attracted much criticism, Soult was finally forced to retreat.
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 British Battles - analysing and documenting British Battles from the previous centuries
The Battle of the Nile: Nelson's famous victory over the French fleet on 1st August 1798, leaving Napoleon stranded with his army in Egypt.
The loss of the guns at the Battle of Colenso in the Second Boer War….
Map of the Battle of Minden fought on 1st August 1759 by the Prussians, Hanoverians, Hessians and the British against the French; at which the British infantry made their famous advance against the French cavalry with roses in their hats, an episode celebrated every year by the "Minden Regiments"
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 History   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-24)
The regiment was part of Wellesley's army which landed in Portugal in July 1808 and was present at the Battle of Vimeiro, where the French Marshal Junot was defeated.
Vimeiro was not the first time that the Queen's had helped to defeat the French; for over 15 years the regiment had fought the French in the West Indies (1794-97), Ireland (1798) Holland (1799) and Egypt (1800), earning a battle honour in the latter place.
They were present at the Battle of Vittoria in June 1813, and subsequently took part in the battles of the Pyrenees and Nivelle, and finally in April 1814 the Battle of Toulouse.
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 The Battle of Vimeiro
The Battle of Vimeiro, Portugal: 21 August 1808
Vimeiro was also the first time the new artillery shield, invented by Colonel Shrapnel, was used in combat.
On the Portuguese monument commemorating the battle, it is spelled Vimeiro and modern road maps also spell it that way.
www.napoleon-series.org /military/virtual/c_vimeiro.html   (1783 words)

 Victoria Hinshaw
Jack was severely injured in the Battle of Vimeiro, (21 August, 1808) and has come home to England to complete his recuperation, hoping to return to the front beside his comrades.
The Battle of Vimeiro (also called Vimiero or Vimera) was the first major conflict of the Peninsular War, part of the greater continent-wide Napoleonic Wars.
The blue tile pictures showed the progress of the battle from the landing through the battle at the church and in the field to victory.
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 The Battle of Cowpens
Some of the militia from the back country of Virginia, the Carolinas and Georgia carried rifles and in many cases the Pennsylvania small calibre long rifle developed by the German gunsmiths of that colony.
It was these riflemen who at the beginning of the battle shot down so many British officers and destroyed the proper control of the British line.
As seemed to be the case throughout the war British victories achieved little in the long term while every American victory gave encouragement to the colonies.
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 The Peninsular War | The Battle of Vimeiro (Vimiero), 21st August 1808
Junot, having left Lisbon on the night of the 15th, drew together the divisions of Delaborde and Loison at Torres Vedras and, on the night of the 20th, marched to the attack.
On the night of 20th August, Wellesley's army was concentrated on the ridge stretching west from Vimeiro to the sea, with its left occupying the hill in front of Vimeiro village.
The actions at Vimeiro Hill were virtually at an end before Solignac and Brennier came into contact with the British forces in the area of Ventosa.
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 Peninsular Campaign: Battle at Vimeiro August 21, 1808
The battle of Vimeiro tested Wellesley's tactics against the tried and successful French tactics for the first time.
Wellesley moved south from Roliça to Vimeiro and the mouth of the Maceira River.
He placed Anstruther and General Fane on Vimeiro hill, a smaller hill south of town and between the 2 ridges.
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 NationMaster - Encyclopedia: Battle of Vimeiro
August 20 is the 232nd day of the year (233rd in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar.
The last battle of the Peninsular War was fought on 10th April as Wellington cleared the French from the Calvinet Ridge overlooking the city of Toulouse.
The myth of French invincibility in battle was soon exposed by the defeats of Dupont and Junot at Bailén and Vimeiro in 1808.
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 ConsimWorld.COM - Vimeiro (6/14/99)
The game is the first in the new, La Guerra de la Independencia series of games that will focus on the battles on the Iberian Peninsula during the Napoleonic Wars, 1808 to 1814.
Vimeiro was Wellington's first battle in the Peninsula and his first victory.
VIMEIRO (ziplock packaging) is available for $28 plus $3 shipping ($6 outside of USA).
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 The Battle of Prestonpans 1745
British Regiments: This battle is not a battle honour for British Regiments.
The regiments present at the battle were: Gardiner’s (13th) and Hamilton’s (14th) Dragoons, Guise’s (6th), Lee’s (44th), Murray’s (46th) and Lascelles (47th) Foot
Following the battle most of Scotland was in Prince Charles’ hands bar Edinburgh Castle held by General Guest and Stirling Castle held by the stalwart General Blakeney.
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 The Battle of Paoli - 1777
We highly recommend Thomas J. McGuire’s book “Battle of Paoli”, a fascinating description of the battle, the circumstances that brought it about and the troops and personalities involved.
The light companies of the 49th and 46th Foot are said to have dyed their hat feathers red as a gesture of defiance and so that the Americans could identify them.
The Royal Berkshire Regiment, of which the 49th became the 1st Battalion, continued the tradition of wearing a piece of red cloth behind their cap badges.
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 History and chronology of Napoleonic Wars Great Britain
The battle ends the League of Armed Neutrality of Denmark, Sweden, Russia & Prussia
The battle of Copenhagen is followed by the Treaty of Amiens
The battle diverts Napoleon from engulfing Spain with a single manoeuvre as planned
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 The Battle of Yorktown
With the arrival of the French fleet of Admiral De Grasse, General Washington was able to march south from New York with the joint American and French army to attack Cornwallis.
His first move was the inexplicable one of abandoning a line of four redoubts that dominated the British positions.
The Americans began formal siege operations on the eastern side of Yorktown on 30th September and on 9th October were sufficiently close to began an artillery bombardment.
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 Duke of Wellington
Wellington is shown in Waterloo on the eve of the Battle of Waterloo.
The Duke of Wellington with his aides is shown with the Guards regiments near the end of the Battle of Waterloo.
The Duke of Wellington overlooks the Dragoons and Artillery moving forward at the Battle of Vittoria during the Peninsula War, surrounded by his staff officers.
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 thePeerage.com - Exhibit
In 1796 he accompanied his regiment to Ceylon, and in 1799 became by exchange captain and lieutenant-colonel in the 2nd or Coldstream guards, with which he served in Egypt.
He became colonel in 1803, and, after serving at the battle of Maida, was appointed brigadier-general, and ordered to take command of a brigade fitting out at Harwich for Portugal in 1808.
In 1810 he was promoted major-general, and commanded a division in the expedition to the Scheldt, where, however, little glory was to be won.
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 Peninsular War - Military Photos
On August 21 the Anglo-Portuguese were strongly engaged at the Battle of Vimeiro by French forces under the command of Junot.
The two forces finally met on July 22 and the Battle of Salamanca was a damaging defeat to the French.
At the Battle of Vitoria (June 21) the 65.000 men of Joseph were routed.
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 List of battles 1801-1900
1812 Battle of Aslanduz[?] Oct 31 The Russians defeat the Persian army of Abbas Mirza.
1813 Battle of Leipzig Oct. 16-19 - (Battle of the Nations) Napoleon's army is decisively defeated by the allies in Germany
1828 Battle of Praia Bay[?] August 28 - The Miguelite fleet in Portugal is defeated by the loyalists of Queen Maria in the Azores.
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 Duke of Wellington
Lieutenant -General Wellesley was given command of a British Expeditionary Force in Portugal and won a battle at Vimeiro.
He assumed overall control of the British, Portuguese and Spanish forces in the Peninsula War against Napoleon and after a faltering start achieved sveral minor victories and was elevated to Viscount Wellington.
It was, as he described it, "a damn near run thing" and the finely balanced battle only went in the Allied favour with the arrival of the Prussian army, led by General Von Blucher, late in the day.
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 Battle of Vimeiro - Japan
In the Battle of Vimeiro (August 20, 1808) the; British under General Wellesley defeated the French under General Jean-Andoche Junot near the village of Vimeiro (pron.
Four days after the Battle of Roliça, Wellesley's forces, now comprising 17,000 British troops, were attacked by the French army under General Junot.
No pursuit was attempted because Wellesley was superseded by Sir Hew Dalrymple and Sir Harry Burrard (one having arrived during the battle, the second soon after).
battle-of-vimeiro.zdnet.co.za /zdnet/Battle_of_Vimeiro   (671 words)

 The decline of the Longbow
Rifleman Harris describes how at the battle of Vimeiro he was enveloped in the smoke of the rifles: "I could see nothing for a few minutes but the red flash of my own piece...
In view of the disabilities of firearms even in the Napoleonic wars it seems that those who had suggested the return of the yeoman's weapon were not so absurd as one might think.
Formations of archers as good as those in the Hundred Years War could often have influenced the tide of battle long before the musketeers could "see the whites of their eyes".
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