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Alba de Tormes

Battle Name : Alba de Tormes

Date(s) : 10 November 1812 - 11 November 1812

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 the advanced guard of an army of 90,000 men. The allies, only 1,500 on the first day, guardinga river crossing with little support close at hand. But the Frenc would not force a river crossing while it was defended by Wellington even with such a superiority in numbers which they could soon have gathered. The French marched south, up the river, in order to find crossings which they could ford.


A town in northern Spain on the river Tormes 13 miles southeast of Salamanca. (Spain)

Casualty figures

French Forces

Number engaged :

Casualties :
158 (7.90%)

Allied Forces

Number engaged :

Casualties :
113 (4.52%)