New Talk – The Battle of Fuengirola

Rod has produced a new talk on the Battle of Fuengirola. More details can be seen here.

Many people will be aware of Fuengirola as a pretty holiday destination on the Costa del Sol.  What they may be less aware of is that it was the scene of a ferocious battle in 1810, involving British and Spanish forces on one side, against Polish troops on the other.

In 1810 an Anglo-Spanish force attempted to capture Fuengirola Castle, which was initially held by 150 Polish troops.  They were reinforced with small numbers of Polish troops from Mijas and Alhaurin, managing to hold out against an army more than 10 times their strength, and even succeeded in capturing the British General.

This talk covers the background to the battle and the events of the battle itself.  It neatly follows on from Rod’s talk on “The Lines of Torres Vedras”.

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