In the winter of 1810-1811, a small Anglo-Portuguese army was holding a line of forts in the hills north of Lisbon. The defences were so strong that a mighty French army was first brought to a standstill, then lost a third of its men to starvation. The French had come up against a master of defensive tactics – the Duke of Wellington.
Also in this packed issue, we look through the sniper’s at Vassili Zaitsev, the true-life sniper ace on whose memoirs Enemy at the Gates in based.
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