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Battle Name : Yanzi

Date(s) : 01 August 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


The French were a disorganized rabble, mostly the remains of Reille's 'Right Wing' at Sorauren, retreating/fleeing along a poor road which Wellington had overlooked. The Allies were initially two Spanish battalions who were joined later in the day by three British and one Portugese battalions. The Allies fired across the valley subjecting the French to some devastating musketry.


A village in the Spanish Pyrenees now called Ventas de Yanci. (Spain)

Casualty figures

French Forces

Number engaged :

Casualties :
1,500 (6.00%)

Allied Forces

Number engaged :

Casualties :
64 (1.60%)