Wednesday, 22 July 2020

Salamanca

22nd July 1812 - ON THIS DAY IN ROYAL WELCH HISTORY

The Battle of Salamanca, Peninsula Campaign, Napoleonic Wars

An Anglo- Portuguese army under the Duke of Wellington defeated Marshal Auguste Marmont’s French forces among the hills around Arapiles, south of Salamanca, Spain on 22 July 1812 during the Peninsular War. The paints below are of the Royal Welch Fusiliers, 23rd Foot at the Battle of Salamanca, the watercolours are by Richard Simkin, a very fine depiction showing the 23rd advancing upon French infantry with the town of Salamanca in the background.

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