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Wellington at Sorauren, 27 July 1813

Photo credit: National Army Museum

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Sorauren was an action in the Battle of the Pyrenees (25 July to 2 August 1813) during the Peninsular War (1808–1814). The French commander in Spain, Marshal Soult, launched an offensive to relieve French forces besieged at Pamplona and San Sebastian. When news of the French advance reached Lieutenant-General Arthur Wellesley (1769–1852), Marquess (later Field Marshal The Duke) of Wellington, he immediately rode south.

National Army Museum





oil on canvas


H 129 x W 99 cm

Accession number

NAM. 1960-04-1

Acquisition method

gift from Major C. J. Dixon-Johnson, 1960

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