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Battle Name : Roncesvalles

Date(s) : 25 July 1813

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

Outcome : A victory for Allied Forces over French Forces

Type of battle : Land


A long days fighting [11 hours] before the action was broken off because of heavy mountain fog. The French had 17,000 troops available but could not bring them into action because of the broken mountain terrain.


A village just south of the important Puerto de Ibaneta pass near the Franco-Spanish border. (Spain)

Casualty figures

French Forces

Number engaged :

Casualties :
530 (24.09%)

Allied Forces

Number engaged :

Casualties :
350 (7.00%)