Sunday, 20 July 2008

Bicentennial of Bailen (1808-2008)

The Battle of Bailén was fought between the Spanish regular army, led by Generals Francisco Castaños and Theodor von Reding, and General Pierre Dupont's corps of the Imperial Grande Armée. Between July 18 and July 22, 1808, Spanish forces surrounded the French and compelled Dupont to surrender almost 18,000 men, the worst disaster and capitulation of the Peninsular War (taken from Wikipedia)
See the oficial site for the
Bicentenary and watch this video

1 comment:

  1. What a great clip. Thanks!
    Best regards...Bill