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The Battle of Vimeira, a battle of the Peninsular War, was fought on August 20, 1808 and resulted in the victory of the British under General Arthur Wellesley, against the French under General Jean-Andoche Junot. Image taken from The Wars of Wellington, a narrative poem. Originally published in London, 1819. Author Doctor Syntax, Illustrated by William Heath, J C Stadler.
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