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Battle Name : Aire-sur-l'Adour

Date(s) : 02 March 1814

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

Outcome : A victory for Anglo-Portugese Forces over French Forces

Type of battle : Land


French morale was very low, many of the best troops who had fought through Spain had been withdrawn to defend northern France. Portugese losses were heavier than they ought to have been due to the stupidity of their commander. A frontal assault was ordered against an intact brigade in a strong position. The French withdrew to the southeast.


A village at an important crossing place of the river Adour in southwestern France. (France)

Casualty figures

French Forces

Number engaged :

Casualties :
362 (4.53%)

Anglo-Portugese Forces

Number engaged :

Casualties :
261 (2.61%)