WELLINGTON’S WORST SCRAPE The Burgos Campaign 1812

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Wellington’s victories in the Peninsular war, and the final defeat of napoleon at Waterloo have obscured the fact that his earliest encounters with the seasoned French enemy in Spain were far from glorious. This account of the 1812 Burgos campaign – based on original primary sources – follows the Iron Duke’s retreat after the disastrous failure of the siege of Burgos. Wellington himself called Burgos his ‘worst scrape’ but the skill with which he recovered from near catastrophe gave a flavour of his triumphs to come.

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