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The British Army in the Peninsular War
"Some fascinating facts about the men and regiments who fought in this war"
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When he first went to the war he was known as Sir Arthur Wellesley. By what title is he now remembered?
Duke of Marlborough
Duke of Cumberland
Duke of Uxbridge
Duke of Wellington
Who was the commanding General killed in the last stages of the Battle of Corunna in 1809?
Sir Thomas Picton
Sir John Moore
Sir Henry Clinton
What did Sergeant Patrick Masterson of the 87th Foot capture at the Battle of Barosa in 1811?
A French Eagle
A French Cannon
A French General
A French Pay Chest
At the Battle of Albuera in 1811 the 57th Foot held their section of the line despite losing 440 men of all ranks from a total of 600. What nickname did they earn?
The Old Faithfuls
A painting depicting the Corps of Drums of the 57th at Albuera entitled "Steady the Drums and Fifes" was painted by a famous Victorian military artist. What was the artist's name?
Owing to the success of the French Lancer Regiments there were a number of proposals to raise Lancer regiments in the British Army. What was the main reason that these proposals were not followed up at this time?
We did not have the ability to make lances
It would have been too costly to re-equip new regiments
Their were no suitable instructors
The High Command considered the lance a barbaric weapon.
After the Battle of Vittoria in 1813 the baggage of King Joseph Bonaparte was seized. From this baggage the 14th Light Dragoons "liberated" his silver chamber pot. What nickname did this earn them?
The Pot Hunters
The Emperor's Chambermaids
The King's Pot Men
What weapon is associated with the 95th Foot?
Lee Metford Rifle
Martini Henry Rifle
At the Siege of Badajos, having no suitable flag, what did Lt Macpherson of the 45th Foot fly from the flagpole of the Santa Maria tower to signify the castle had fallen?
His red jacket
A horse blanket
His Corporal's trousers
A woman's shawl
Lt General Sir Rowland Hill was well liked by his troops. What nickname did they give him?
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