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Pombal [1]

Battle Name : Pombal [1]

Date(s) : 05 October 1810

Part of : The French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars , The Peninsular Campaign ,

Outcome : A victory for French Forces over British Forces

Type of battle : Land


Lamotte's Light Cavalry Brigade, of Ney's VI Corps with five to three advantage lost almost as many casualties as it inflicted on Anson's brigade. The British gave the ground in this marginal French victory.


A small town in central Portugal about 27 miles southwest of Coimbra. (Portugal)

Casualty figures

French Forces

Number engaged :

Casualties :
45 (2.85%)

British Forces

Number engaged :

Casualties :
50 (5.54%)