The lines of torres vedras were lines of forts built in secrecy to defend lisbon during the peninsular warnamed after the nearby town of torres vedras they were ordered by arthur wellesley viscount wellington constructed by sir richard fletcher 1st baronet and his portuguese workers between november 1809 and september 1810 and used to stop massnas 1810 offensive. The lines of torres vedras the cornerstone of wellingtons strategy in the peninsular war 1809 12 the napoleonic library john grehan on amazoncom free shipping on qualifying offers in 1809 french armies controlled almost every province of spain and only wellingtons small force in portugal stood between napoleon and the conquest of iberiabr br the french invaded portugal in . This book is about one of the cornerstones of wellingtons fight in the peninsula the lines of torres vedras built at a cost of 200000 pounds these three formidable lines of redoubts near lisbon were meant to stymie any attempt to take the city by the french and force an evacuation by the british army. Get this from a library the lines of torres vedras the cornerstone of wellingtons strategy in the peninsular war 1809 1812 john grehan in 1809 french armies controlled almost every province of spain and only wellingtons small force in portugal stood between napoleon and the conquest of iberia the french invaded portugal in the . Wellingtons cornerstone an international conference on the lines of torres vedras 21st october 2017 cavalry and guards club london conference report
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