The Royal Military Chronicle; Or, British Officers Monthly Register and Mentor. V.1-7, Nov.1810-Apr.1814 New Ser. V.1-6, May 1814-Apr.1817 Volume 6

The Royal Military Chronicle; Or, British Officers Monthly Register and Mentor. V.1-7, Nov.1810-Apr.1814 New Ser. V.1-6, May 1814-Apr.1817 Volume 6

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1813 edition. Excerpt: ... the town of St. Jean Pie de Port; that is a little behind the fort, with the left above the wood, the river Nivt being in the front. In the front Orisson should be maintained at the top of the mountain of Altobiscar, as well as the two summits of the di.'ilcs of the right and left towards Roncesvalles. This position would require a corps about six thousand strong. With regard to the passages from Jacca to Navarreins, though it is more difficult than the other, yet it should be held by a corps of about four thousand, which would be placed best at Oleron, in advance of IVavarreins a little to the left, occupying the two passages from Jacca, and the 4 Spanish Frontier. heights on the left bank of the Gave de Mauleon, to defend its passage and obstruct theeuerny, who might be able to take the corps encamped under St. Jean Pie de Port in the rear. These two corps, forming ten thousand men, should be joined with the army by posts of communication, along the Gave d' Oleron and de Pan, which would protect the depots of the provisions that might be procured in the greatest abundance from the vicinity of Navarreins. Lastly, an intermediate corps should be fixed between that at St. Jean Pie de Port and Bayonne, as the enemy might advance from Pampeloua through the valleys of Lans and Bastan upon Ainhoa and Espelefte, leaving the Bidassoa to their left, and St. Jean Pie de Port to tneright; which movement, though the eneniy could certainly bring with them no artillery, must of necessity cause the left of the army, and the detachment at St. Jean Pie de Port, to abandon their posts, and would consequently enable the Spaniards to pass the Bidassoa. In this general position, if the enemy be in force, he will endeavour to penetrate to three points at the same...show more

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