On This Day, A Napoleonic Battle in Porto

While the current travel restrictions are in place I have no new stories to post so what I thought that I would do is to go through my picture archives and see where I was on this day at any time in the last few travelling years.

On 9th May 2009 I was in the Portuguese city of Porto and stumbled across a military enactment – it was the two hundredth anniversary of the relief of Porto by Arthur Wellesley who entered the city in a surprise attack across the river from Vila Nova De Guia and routed the French troops who were forced to retreat east back towards Spain.

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21 responses to “On This Day, A Napoleonic Battle in Porto

  1. Nice portly . . . Porto soldiers.


  2. Wonderful uniforms and fantastic photos!


  3. Just love to see regimental uniforms, well, these sort anyway!


  4. oh that guy again, he was all over Europe the dictator! others copy him later and failed too ::)


  5. I liked the little fella too! Though I might not have done in person. šŸ™‚ Street party down your way yesterday, Andrew?


  6. That would be cool to see. Great costumes.


  7. A good record – even if there are no doors šŸ™‚


  8. Wow, don’t they look smart!


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