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Battle Name : Rosas

Date(s) : 07 November 1808 - 05 December 1808

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

Outcome : A victory for French Forces over Spanish Forces

Type of battle : Land, Sea, Seige


The Spaniards were supported throughout the siege by warships of the British Navy. Supplies and troops were brought in and the defence valiantly maintained until almost half of the defenders had been killed, wounded or died of sickness. Some were evacuated by the warships.


A fortified harbour on the Mediterranean coast of northeastern Spain about 27 miles northeast of Girona. (Spain)

Casualty figures

Spanish Forces

Number engaged :

Casualties :
1,500 (42.86%)

French Forces

Number engaged :

Casualties :
1,000 (8.33%)