'A View of the Sierra de Busaco at St. Antonio de Cantaro, showing the attack by Marshal Reigniers [sic]', 1810
One of 16 aquatints engraved by C Turner after Major T St Clair, published by Turner, Colnaghi and Boydell 10 October 1812. From 'A Series of Views of the Principal Occurrences of the Campaigns in Spain and Portugal'.
After much heavy fighting, Marshal Michel Ney and Major-General Jean Reynier's French force failed to dislodge the Anglo-Portuguese forces from the Busaco ridge where they had deployed under the command of Lord Wellington. The French were driven off with the loss of 4,500 killed or wounded, as against Anglo-Portuguese losses of about 1,250.
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