San Sebastian

Wellington's last battle in Spain before the French were driven across the Pyrenees. The siege of the fortress of San Sebastian took three months from July to September 1813. A 'Forlorn Hope' assault party of volunteers from the Guards Battalions was assembled, numbering 200 men. Casualties from this brave action were 160.

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by Stephen Luscombe