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siege of Cadiz

Event  From 5/2/1810  To 24/8/1812

Categories: Armed Forces, War Memorial other

Countries: Spain

Part of the Peninsular Wars which were part of the Napoleonic Wars. The French besieged Cadiz, where the Spanish government was based, and the Portuguese and British assisted the Spanish. On  22 July 22 1812 Wellesley beat the French at Salamanca which caused them to withdraw and so the Cadiz siege was over.

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siege of Cadiz

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Cadiz Memorial

On their withdrawal the French deliberately destroyed their cannons. The Spa...

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