Sharpe's Battle: Richard Sharpe and the Battle of Fuentes de Onoro, May 1811 - Summary Chapter 10 and 11 Summary & Analysis

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On a Sunday in May 1811, the same French who had attacked Fuentes de Onoro two days before come again with no sound or preamble. They rush over the walls and through the gardens catching the Scottish unaware. The combat is close and thick. The Warwicks come down from the heights and join the Scottish. Together they push the French back to the stream.

The French throw more and more men into the line and finally the French grenadiers, the biggest and most fierce fighters come into the fray and push the British all the way through the village. The French now hold Fuentes de Onoro and the village is crowded with them shoulder to shoulder. The attack stalls but the French need only one more push to take the heights and victory will be theirs.

The Light Division heads...

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