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19 January 1812

Wellingtons britisk-portugisiske styrker stormet byen Ciudad Rodrigo ved Salamanca i Spaina. Byen ble holdt av Napoleons franskmenn under Jean Léonard Barrié. Etter at britenes tunge artilleri klarte å lage to hull i muren kunne fortet stormes om... Read more ...

19 January 1812

Stormen på Ciudad Rodrigo
Wellingtons britisk-portugisiske styrker stormet byen Ciudad Rodrigo ved Salamanca i Spaina. Byen ble holdt av Napoleons franskmenn under Jean Léonard Barrié. Etter at britenes tunge artilleri klarte å lage to hull i muren kunne fortet stormes om kvelden den 19. januar. Etter at de brøt gjennom gikk britene amok innefor bymurene i flere timer før orden ble gjenopprettet.

På britisk side falt to generaler og 318 mann i tillegg til 1378 som ble såret. Franskmennene hadde 529 døde og 1471 tilfangetagne.

Fra et strategisk synspunkt førte den allierte seieren til at britene fikk enklere tilgang til det franskdominerte Spania fra Portugal, som de selv dominerte. Ciudad Rodrigo var også under beleiring to år tidligere – da var det franskmennene som tok byen fra spanske styrker.




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    For sale: a Beaumont Vitali rifle

    For sale: A Dutch Beaumont rifle made by P. Stevens in Maastricht The Netherlands. It was made in 1874 as a single shot rifle and transformed to a magazine rifle in 1890 for the Dutch army. It doesn't have the small cracks in the wood around the magazine (a known weak spot). All Beaumont Vitali's lack the cleaning rod unfortunately. It has good rifling and good working mechanism. The magazine and rear sight still have the "dirty" type blueing.

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