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History of the War in the Peninsula and in the South of France: From the ... - Page 548
by Sir William Francis Patrick Napier - 1840
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History of the War in the Peninsula and in the South of France ..., Volume 3

William Francis Patrick Napier - Peninsular War, 1807-1814 - 1833
...went headlong down the steep. The rain flowed after in streams discoloured with blood, and fifteen hundred unwounded men, the remnant of six thousand...height, the cavalry and Harvey's brigade continually adMay, vanced, and Latour Maubourg's dragoons, battered by Lefebre's guns, retired before them, yet...
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The Monthly Review

Books - 1831
...went headlong down the ascent. Tbe rain flowed after in streams discoloured with blood, and fifteen hundred unwounded men, the remnant of six thousand...British soldiers, stood triumphant on the fatal hill !' — vol. iii. pp. 534—541. This passage affords another proof of the Colonel's curious felicity...
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History of the War in the Peninsula and in the South of France ..., Volume 2

Sir William Francis Patrick Napier - Peninsular War, 1807-1814 - 1839
...went headlong down the steep. The rain flowed after in streams discoloured with blood, and fifteen hundred unwounded men, the remnant of six thousand...stood triumphant on the fatal hill ! CHAPTER VII. Continuation of the battle of Alhuera— Dreadful state of both armies— Soult retread U Solano—...
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History of Europe from the commencement of the French revolution ... to the ...

sir Archibald Alison (1st bart.) - 1841
...the ascent. The rain flowed after in streams discoloured with blood ; and fifteen hundred nnwounded men, the remnant of six thousand unconquerable British soldiers, stood triumphant on the fatal hill (5)." conchmon Bcresford, seeing the heights thus gloriously won, immediately bnuic. took steps to...
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History of the War in the Peninsula and in the South of France ..., Volume 2

Sir William Francis Patrick Napier - Peninsular War, 1807-1814 - 1842
...the steep. The rain flowed after in streams discoloured with blood, and fifteen hundred un wounded men, the remnant of six thousand unconquerable British...stood triumphant on the fatal hill ! CHAPTER VII. Continuation of the battle of Albuera — Dreadful state of both armies — Soult retreats to Solano...
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History of Europe from the Commencement of the French Revolution ..., Volume 1

Sir Archibald Alison - Europe - 1843 - 494 pages
...headlong down the descent. The rain flowed after them in streams discolored with blood; and fifteen hundred unwounded men, the remnant of six thousand...British soldiers, stood triumphant on the fatal hill." Beresford, seeing the heights thus gloriously won, immediately prepared to secure the victory ; and,...
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History of the War in the Peninsula, and in the South of France ..., Volume 3

Sir William Francis Patrick Napier - 1867
...the mighty mass, breaking oft' like a loosened cliff, went headlong down the steep : the rain flowed after in streams discoloured with blood, and eighteen...British soldiers, stood triumphant on the fatal hill 1 CHAPTER VII. WHILE the fuzileers were striving on the height, the cavalry and Harvey's brigade continually...
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The Annals of Yorkshire from the Earliest Period to the Present Time, Volume 1

Henry Schroder - Yorkshire (England) - 1851
...went head-long down the ascent. The rain flowed after in streams discoloured with blood ; and fifteen hundred unwounded men, the remnant of six thousand...British soldiers, stood triumphant on the fatal hill." The French lost eight thousand men ; the allies nearly seven, but the British alone, four thousand...
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English Battles and Sieges in the Peninsula: Extracted from His Peninsula War

Sir William Francis Patrick Napier - Peninsular War, 1807-1814 - 1852 - 549 pages
...and the mighty mass giving way like a loosened cliff went headlong down the steep . the rain flowed after in streams discoloured with blood, and eighteen...British soldiers, stood triumphant on the fatal hill! While the fusileers were battling above, the cavalry and Harvey's brigade advanced, and Latour Maubourg's...
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The Dublin university magazine

University magazine - 1852
...I'ljo mighty mass gave way, and like a loosened cliff bent headlong down the steep. The rain flowed after in streams discoloured with blood, and eighteen...unconquerable British soldiers, stood triumphant on that fatal hill."* We pass now to the considération of the battle of Mantinea, the last incident and...
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