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Re: Waterloo 18th June 1815.
« Reply #30 on: May 28, 2015, 03:12:32 PM »
     The WATERLOO 200 Website. The National Army Museum together with CULTURE 24 have created a dedicated Waterloo web site.
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Re: Waterloo 18th June 1815.
« Reply #31 on: July 01, 2015, 04:29:58 PM »
 

     The Battle of the Pyrenees. 
 The French under Marshal Soult began retreating through the Pyrenean passes into France. Soult ever a great soldier, set about reinforcing and supplying his army ready to start a new a offensive. The French had left strong garrisons in the fortress towns of St.Sebastian and Pamplona, these positions commanded the two main roads over the mountains.Soult made a number of attempts to regain footholds in Spain,and both armies were constantly marching backwards and forwards across rough mountain tracks,until eventually the French were worn down. The start of 1814, saw the allied army moving steadily into France. Soult made a gallent attempt to hold the line but when Wellington crossed the Adour river, Bayonne  was taken by Wellingtons forces, and Soult fell back and attempted to hold Toulouse. Soults army of boys and conscripts,fought to the end,but the outcome was inevitable, but cost another 4000 French lives.
     Word reached Soult that Napoleon had abdicated, and the Peninsular War ended.