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By René Chartrand,Patrice Courcelle

by means of 1810, Napoleon reigned excellent over so much of continental Europe. however the Iberian Peninsula remained unsubdued, rather Portugal, which persisted to withstand. Napoleon ordered Marshal Masséna to overwhelm this resistance with the military of Portugal. significantly reinforced, Masséna's military could force the Portuguese and British into the ocean. dealing with the French have been 60,000 British and Portuguese troops. No-one knew how the Portuguese might practice in conflict, yet on 27 September 1810, they got their baptism of fireplace. This identify information the gruelling Bussaco crusade as French makes an attempt to subdue Portugal reached their climax.

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