Monday, October 8, 2012

Peninsular War 1808 - 1811

 After Napoleon replaced the Spanish King with his brother Joseph in 1808, he had to send troops into Spain and Portugal to suppress the rebellions. However, British forces (red) landed near Lisbon and defeated the French forces there. The defeat caused the French (green) to retreat back into Spain. Although there were several attempts, the French never conquered Portugal again.

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